Historical Events on December 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

"Sophie's Choice", directed by Alan J. Pakula and based on William Styton's 1979 novel of the same name, starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1983)

  • Clark Gilles fails in 7th Islander penalty shot

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez receives the Nobel Prize for Literature

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • Norman Mayer holds Washington Monument hostage, demanding an end to nuclear weapons. Is killed by police after 10 hrs (he had no explosives)
  • Suriname army leader Bouterse murders 15 opponents