Historical Events in 1982 (Part 3)

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  • Jun 25 San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair
  • Jun 25 US Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr resigns, replaced by George P. Schultz
  • Jun 25 Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military
  • Jun 25 South African President P.W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control

Film release premierFilm Release

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

  • 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 STS-4, 4th NASA Space Shuttle mission, launches
  • Jun 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

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Jun 28 Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, name their baby "William"

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • Jun 29 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 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
  • Jun 30 NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans
  • Jul 1 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • Jul 1 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • Jul 1 Challenger moves overland to Dryden
  • Jul 1 General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as President of Argentina
  • Jul 1 Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched
  • Jul 1 PEC Zwolle '82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink

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Jul 1 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jul 2 Larry Walters using lawn chair & 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'
  • Jul 2 Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth
  • Jul 2 In South Africa, the Internal Security Act is passed, giving massive powers to the authorities to investigate any organization or publication

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 for the first of 6-straight Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jul 3 Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million)

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Jul 4 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St George's CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Daniel

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Jul 4 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-American classic, Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for his second and final Wimbledon title
  • Jul 4 Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico
  • Jul 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 5 Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
  • Jul 7 English athlete David Moorcroft beats Kenyan Henry Rono's 5000m world record by nearly 5 seconds, 13:00.41 in Oslo, Norway
  • Jul 8 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Jul 8 Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager
  • Jul 8 Porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property
  • Jul 8 Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized
  • Jul 8 15th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Jul 9 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • Jul 9 Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner La, killing 153
  • Jul 9 Michael Fagan breaks into Buckingham Palace and enters the Queen's bedroom in Buckingham Palace, London
  • Jul 10 Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze
  • Jul 10 Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week

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Jul 10 Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse
  • Jul 10 Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • Jul 11 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Jul 11 3rd U.S. Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes & Gene Littler
  • Jul 11 Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

  • Jul 11 FIFA World Cup Final: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 in front of 90,000 at the Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain
  • Jul 12 Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
  • Jul 12 FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail
  • Jul 13 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 13 Train crash at Aalter Belgium, 5 killed
  • Jul 13 Iran launches first attack into Iraq
  • Jul 15 Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
  • Jul 15 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
  • Jul 15 Senate confirms George P Shultz as US 60th Secretary of State by vote of 97-0
  • Jul 16 George P. Shultz is sworn in as the 60th US Secretary of State
  • Jul 16 NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
  • Jul 16 Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud
  • Jul 16 CDC report on AIDS symptoms in three hemophiliacs
  • Jul 18 "Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 18 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jul 18 Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 19 1st Old Timer's All star classic - AL wins 7-2 in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 19 Bolivian government resigns
  • Jul 19 David S Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon
  • Jul 19 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot HR off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2
  • Jul 20 T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London
  • Jul 20 Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: 11 British soldiers and 7 military horses killed in Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb attacks during military ceremonies in London
  • Jul 21 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 22 Academic Text Processing Service forms in Seattle
  • Jul 23 FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
  • Jul 23 International Whaling Commission votes for total ban on commercial whaling (starting 1985)
  • Jul 24 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 performances
  • Jul 24 KHJ (LA) & KFRC (San Francisco) become 2nd & 3rd stereo AM stations
  • Jul 24 Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299
  • Jul 25 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • Jul 25 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
  • Jul 25 France performs nuclear Test
  • Jul 25 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Jul 25 Zail Singh is sworn in as the seventh President of India
  • Jul 26 Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket
  • Jul 26 Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe

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Jul 26 Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan is seriously injured filming a fight scene for the movie "Coolie"

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Jul 27 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

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Jul 27 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's first visit to the US in almost 11 years

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

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Jul 27 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in NYC

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • Jul 30 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • Jul 30 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • Jul 31 46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses and several cars collide near Beaune, France
  • Jul 31 Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria and France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
  • Jul 31 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • Aug 1 American Greg Louganis becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives in winning 3m springboard gold, World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Aug 1 H Aaron, F Robinson, T Jackson, & H Chandler inducted in Hall of Fame
  • Aug 1 Heavy Israeli air bombardment on Beirut
  • Aug 1 East German swimmer Petra Schneider breaks her own 400m medley world record by 0:19 (4:36.10) at the World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Aug 1 After the first 13 runnings of the midsummer classic, Darryl Waltrip becomes the first driver the win the Talladega 500 twice
  • Aug 2 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 100th MLB base of the season in 6-5 win v Seattle, first to steal 100 twice in modern era
  • Aug 2 Roger Ebert's "Movie News" premieres on ABC FM network
  • Aug 3 Pitching coach Clyde King becomes NY Yankees 3rd manager of the season replacing Gene Michaels after Yanks swept at home by Chicago WS
  • Aug 4 Outfielder Joel Youngblood becomes only MLB player to get hits for 2 different teams in 2 different cities on the same day; singles for Mets in Chicago day game; traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
  • Aug 5 Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
  • Aug 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 5 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Raymond Floyd fires an opening round 9-under-par 63, tying the tournament 18-hole record
  • Aug 6 Curtis Cup Golf, Denver CC: United States beats Great Britain & Ireland 14½-3½
  • Aug 6 WQXI (Atlanta) is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system
  • Aug 6 Three ANC members are sentenced to death in South Africa
  • Aug 8 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Ray Floyd wins 2nd PGA C'ship by 3 shots from fellow American Lanny Wadkins
  • Aug 8 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Aug 11 Twins Terry Felton loses & runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)
  • Aug 11 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 11 The South African Defence Force (SADF) raids Southern Angola
  • Aug 14 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
  • Aug 14 Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq

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Aug 14 Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 15 Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution
  • Aug 17 LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
  • Aug 17 South Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin
  • Aug 17 First Compact Discs (CDs) released to the public in Germany
  • Aug 18 1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded
  • Aug 18 NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded
  • Aug 18 Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
  • Aug 18 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • Aug 18 Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.
  • Aug 19 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
  • Aug 19 Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space
  • Aug 20 Don Lever becomes 1st captain of NJ Devils
  • Aug 20 US marines land in Beirut Lebanon
  • Aug 21 Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut
  • Aug 21 Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
  • Aug 22 Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
  • Aug 22 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Aug 23 Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
  • Aug 23 Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
  • Aug 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 24 KCs' John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
  • Aug 26 NASA launches Telesat-F
  • Aug 27 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark
  • Aug 27 Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
  • Aug 28 "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 performances
  • Aug 28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 28 The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
  • Aug 28 39th Venice Film Festival: "The State of Things" directed by Wim Wenders wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 29 38°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Aug 29 Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1
  • Aug 29 The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.

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Aug 30 PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Aug 31 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 1 Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" premieres in London
  • Sep 1 Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 MPH
  • Sep 1 Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks
  • Sep 1 Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
  • Sep 1 The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
  • Sep 2 Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down
  • Sep 3 Anker Jørgensen government in Denmark resigns
  • Sep 4 Arson fire engulfs apartment-hotel in LA, 25 die
  • Sep 4 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 5 82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • Sep 5 Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph
  • Sep 6 Dutch Internal minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists

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Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

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Sep 6 Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Sep 6 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #8
  • Sep 6 Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
  • Sep 8 Dutch social democratic party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
  • Sep 9 "Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances
  • Sep 9 Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank in preparation for STS-5
  • Sep 9 Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight
  • Sep 10 Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album
  • Sep 11 Debbie Maffett (California), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983
  • Sep 11 Chris Evert wins her 6th & final US Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY
  • Sep 11 Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlíková 6-3, 6-1
  • Sep 12 Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) & Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
  • Sep 12 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • Sep 12 102nd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4)
  • Sep 13 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
  • Sep 13 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • Sep 14 36" snow (Red Lodge, MT)
  • Sep 14 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
  • Sep 14 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
  • Sep 14 Bomb at Lebanese Phalange party HQ kills President-elect Bachir Gemayel and 26 others
  • Sep 15 First issue of "USA Today" published by Gannett Co Inc
  • Sep 15 Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut

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Sep 15 Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Sep 16 Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila & Sabra begins
  • Sep 17 NJ Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa
  • Sep 18 Sabra and Shatila massacres - Christian militia massacre at least 700 Palestinians in retaliation for assassination of Bachir Gemayel
  • Sep 18 7th Toronto International Film Festival: "Tempest" directed by Paul Mazursky wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 19 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda & Carol Kane win
  • Sep 19 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • Sep 19 Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship
  • Sep 19 Streetcars stop running on Market St, San Francisco after 122 years of service
  • Sep 20 Jalaluddin takes a one-day hat-trick Pakistan v Australia
  • Sep 21 2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium