On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1982

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl

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? 38 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra