On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1982

Historical Events

  • Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph
  • US Men's Amateur Golf Championship, The Country Club: Jay Sigel wins 8 & 7 over David Tolley

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandre Geijo, Spanish-Swiss footballer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sondre Lerche, Norwegian musician, born in Bergen, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Bader, RAF fighter pilot in World War II (b. 1910)
1982 Highlights

About September 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo