What Happened on September 1, 1982

Historical Events

  • Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" premieres in London
  • Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 MPH
  • Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks
  • Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
  • The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater (World C'ship gold men's singles 2008; Olympic bronze 2006), born in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
  • Paul Dumbrell, Australian auto racer (V8 Supercar Series 2002, 14; Bathurst 1000 2012), born in Melbourne, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Clifford Curzon, British classical pianist (Royal Academy of Music Macfarren Gold Medal), dies at 75
  • Clifford M Curzon, British classical pianist, dies at 75
  • Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
  • Wladislaw Gomulka, Polish partisan/party leader, dies at 76
1982 Highlights

About September 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band
  • UK #1 Song: Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor