What Happened on September 29, 1982

Historical Events

  • Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
  • Situation comedy "Cheers" premieres on NBC-TV, starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Rob Smith, Irish musician and songwriter
  • tWitch [Stephen Boss], American television personality, dancer, DJ, and producer (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 2014-22), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2022)
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Monty Stratton, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1937 Chicago WS; played minor leagues with prosthetic leg; 1949 film The Stratton Story), dies from cancer at 70
  • Slinger Nitschke, Australian cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1931-32), dies at 77

About September 29, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 2 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