On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1982

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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

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
1982 Highlights

About October 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra