On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1982

Fatal Legacy of a Beautiful Riviera

Historical Events

  • 36" snow (Red Lodge, MT)
  • Bomb at Lebanese Phalange party HQ kills President-elect Bachir Gemayel and 26 others
  • Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
  • Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"

Famous Birthdays

  • Hiroki Narimiya, Japanese actor, born in Tokyo

Famous Deaths

  • Bechir Gemayel, President-elect of Lebanon (8/23-9/14, 1982), assassinated by a bomb at 34
  • Christian Ferras, French violinist and conductor, dies at 49

Person of interestGrace Kelly

Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52

Actress Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
  • John Gardner, American writer (Life & Times of Chaucer High), dies in a motorcycle accident at 49
  • Pablo Garrido, Chilean composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 77
1982 Highlights

About September 14, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo