Historical Events in June 1982

Baseball Record

Jun 1 Oakland A's left fielder Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases in 3-2 win over Boston Red Sox to become fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a MLB season

  • Jun 2 "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Jun 3 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
  • Jun 3 Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
  • Jun 4 "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA
  • Jun 4 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
  • Jun 5 "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39

Belmont Stakes

Jun 5 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats American teenager Andrea Jaeger 7-6, 6-1 for her first French singles crown

  • Jun 5 Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle
  • Jun 6 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out the PLO
  • Jun 6 36th Tony Awards: Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby & Nine win
  • Jun 6 Bernard Glassman installed as abbot of Zen Center of NY

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins his first career Grand Slam title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4

Historic Event

Jun 7 Hissène Habré's rebel army occupies N'djamena the capital of Chad

Sports History

Jun 7 LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games

Sports History

Jun 7 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers

  • Jun 7 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4
  • Jun 8 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 8 Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 8 Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time

  • Jun 8 Falklands War: Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Gahalad attacked in San Carlos Water ("Bomb Alley") by Argentine aircraft: 48 soldiers and crewman were killed.

Historic Event

Jun 8 US President Ronald Reagan addresses the British Parliament in his "ash heap of history" speech

Historic Event

Jun 9 General Efraín Rios Montt declares himself President of Guatemala

  • Jun 9 Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
  • Jun 10 American TV sitcom "Taxi" last airs on ABC, cancelled after 4 seasons and 15 Emmy Award wins; moves to NBC in the fall, airing for 1 season and wins 3 more Emmys
  • Jun 10 Battle of Sultan Yakoub - Israel raid into Syria result in 30 deaths and capture of Israeli tanks
  • Jun 10 Iran-Iraq War: Iran recaptures Khorramshahr, Iran from Iraq
  • Jun 10 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jun 10 John N. McMahon replaces Bobby R. Inman becomes deputy director of CIA

Film Release

Jun 11 "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, is released

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 11 Defending champion Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for WBC and The Ring heavyweight boxing titles at Caesars Palace, LV, Nevada

  • Jun 11 Israel and Syria stop fighting in Lebanon
  • Jun 11 Pope John Paul II visits Argentina
  • Jun 12 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
  • Jun 12 Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands
  • Jun 13 Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia after King Khalid dies at 69
  • Jun 13 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Jan Stephenson of Australia wins by 2 strokes from JoAnne Carner
  • Jun 15 Riots occur in Argentina after the country is defeated in the Falklands Island War
  • Jun 15 Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education
  • Jun 16 Britain makes request to Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners

Album Release

Jun 16 Columbia Records releases "Somewhere in the Stars", the fourth studio album by Rosanne Cash; produced by husband Rodney Crowell, and featuring her father Johnny Cash on one track

Historic Event

Jun 17 President of Argentina Leopoldo Galtieri resigns as commander in chief of the army and as president after leading Argentina to a disastrous defeat against the British in the Falkland Islands War

  • Jun 17 US President Reagan's 1st UN General Assembly address "We must serve mankind through genuine disarmament."
  • Jun 18 ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations
  • Jun 18 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Van Morrison and Jackson Browne headline; other performers include: Osibisa, Judie Tzuke, Richie Havens, Aswad, Steel Pulse, Thompson Twins, Climax Blues Band, Talisman, and Incubus
  • Jun 18 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote
  • Jun 19 The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London

Historic Event

Jun 20 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

Sports History

Jun 20 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

US Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Tom Watson wins his only US Open by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus

Music Single

Jun 21 Paul McCartney releases single "Take It Away"

  • Jun 22 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
  • Jun 22 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place

Historic Event

Jun 22 Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales take their first new-born son Prince William home from hospital

  • Jun 22 Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 23 "Cleavage" opens and closes at Playhouse Theater NYC
  • Jun 23 -117°F; All time low at South Pole
  • Jun 23 Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
  • Jun 23 Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight
  • Jun 23 US pass the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
  • Jun 24 1st spacionaut Jean-Loup Chrétien and 2 Soviet cosmonauts, lift off aboard Soyuz T-16

Historic Event

Jun 24 Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat

  • Jun 24 Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
  • Jun 24 US Supreme Court rules president can't be sued for actions in office
  • Jun 25 Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military
  • Jun 25 Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
  • Jun 25 San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair

Film Release

Jun 25 Science-fiction film "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, is released

Historic Event

Jun 25 South African President P. W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control

  • Jun 26 Carlos Lopes runs European record 10km (27:34.39)
  • Jun 26 US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces
  • Jun 27 "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances
  • Jun 27 "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC
  • Jun 27 4th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Columbia 4 (STS-4) launches
  • Jun 29 US Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended
  • Jun 30 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander, NYC, after 333 performances
  • Jun 30 Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
  • Jun 30 New Jersey NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting; legend of the Jersey Devil, a creature that allegedly inhabited the Pine Barrens of South Jersey
  • Jun 30 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale