On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
  • 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Famous Birthdays

  • Macay McBride, American baseball player, born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian racing driver, born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Famous Deaths

  • James Philbrook, actor (Islanders, Investigators), dies at 58