On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1982

Historical Events

Historic Event

West German parliament officially confirms Helmut Kohl as the country's new Chancellor

Famous Birthdays

  • Jered Weaver, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2010-12; LA Angels), born in Northridge, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal and President of Iraq (1968-79), dies at 68
  • Glenn Gould, Canadian classical pianist (Bach's Goldberg Variations) and broadcaster (Solitude Trilogy), dies after suffering a stroke at 50
1982 Highlights

About October 4, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra