What Happened on October 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • First regular season NHL game is played in New Jersey (Newark; NJ Devils play a 3-3 tie against Pittsburgh Penguins at Brendan Byrne Arena; Don Lever scores first Devils' goal
  • Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia
  • Pakistan cricket spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 7/142 as Australia is dismissed for 330 in 2nd Test in Faisalabad; Greg Ritchie scores maiden Test century (106 no) but home side prevails by an innings & 3 runs
  • Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM

Famous Birthdays

  • Natalie Vlandis, American pairs skater (& Jered Guzman), born in Los Angeles, California