On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1982

Historical Events

  • Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway, NYC; runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000, wins 7 Tony and 1 Grammy Award
  • Olof Palme forms Swedish government

Famous Birthdays

  • Jermain Defoe, English footballer, born in Beckton, London
  • Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist, born in Chongqing, China
  • Madjid Bougherra, Algerian footballer, born in Longvic, France
  • Robby Ginepri, American tennis player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1982 Highlights

About October 7, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra