What Happened on October 8, 1982

Historical Events

My Favorite Year

MGM releases comedy film "My Favorite Year", directed by Richard Benjamin, and starring Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, and Joseph Bologna

  • New Jersey Devils 1st NHL victory; beat New York Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
  • Poland bans Solidarity & all labor unions
1982 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Mo Martin, American golfer (Women's British Open 2014), born in Pasadena, California
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director (Lost World, You look marvelous), dies of cancer at 67
  • Philip Noel-Baker, British politician and disarmament advocate (Nobel 1959), dies at 92

About October 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jack & Diane - John Cougar
  • UK #1 Song: Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth