On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1982

Historical Events

  • "Your Arm's are Too Short..." opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances
  • Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank in preparation for STS-5
  • Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight

Famous Birthdays

  • Ai Otsuka, Japanese pop singer and songwriter ("Sakuranbo"), born in Osaka, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Frederic Dannay [Ellery Queen], American detective writer, dies at 76
1982 Highlights

About September 9, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo