On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1982

Historical Events

  • NASA launches RCA-E
  • Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
  • Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player
  • Mai Kuraki, Japanese pop and R&B singer-songwriter ("If I Believe"), born in Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
  • Matt Smith, English actor (11th Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Northampton
1982 Highlights

About October 28, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Who Can It Be Now? - Men At Work
  • UK #1 Song: Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club