On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • First issue of "USA Today" published by Gannett Co Inc
  • Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

Famous Deaths

  • Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Iran's former foreign minister, executed in Iran