August 1982 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 H Aaron, F Robinson, T Jackson, & H Chandler inducted in Hall of Fame
  • Aug 1 Heavy Israeli air bombardment on Beirut
  • Aug 5 Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
  • Aug 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 6 Three ANC members are sentenced to death in South Africa
  • Aug 6 WQXI (Atlanta) is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system
  • Aug 11 The South African Defence Force (SADF) raids Southern Angola
  • Aug 11 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 14 Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq
  • Aug 15 Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution
  • Aug 17 First Compact Discs (CDs) released to the public in Germany
  • Aug 17 South Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin
  • Aug 18 Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.
  • Aug 18 NYSE tops 100m shares traded for the 1st time, sets a new record of 132.69m shares traded
  • Aug 19 Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space
  • Aug 20 US marines land in Beirut Lebanon
  • Aug 21 Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut

Event of Interest

Aug 22 Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence

  • Aug 23 Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
  • Aug 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 26 NASA launches Telesat-F satellite
  • Aug 27 Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
  • Aug 28 The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
  • Aug 28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 29 38°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
  • Aug 29 The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.

Event of Interest

Aug 30 PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

  • Aug 31 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 8 David Florence, British canoeist
  • Aug 13 Ibram X. Kendi, American author and antiracist activist, born in Queens, New York
  • Aug 13 Sarah Huckabee Sanders, American political operative and politician (Trump White House Press Secretary 2017-19, 1st Female Governor of Arkansas 2023-), born in Hope, Arkansas
  • Aug 23 YTCracker [Bryce Case, Jr.], American hip-hop artist, born in La Mirada, California

Carol E. ReileyCarol E. Reiley (40 years old)

Aug 30 American computer scientist (, born in Flint, Michigan

  • Aug 31 G. Willow Wilson, American journalist and comic book writer

Deaths in History

  • Aug 4 Bruce Goff, American Architect (b. 1904)
  • Aug 8 Hermine Heijermans, author (Snikken en Smartlapjes), dies at 80
  • Aug 8 Valeer van Kerkhove, Flemish writer (De Weerlozen), dies at 63
  • Aug 12 Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907)
  • Aug 13 Adam Ważyk [Ajzyk Wagman], Polish poet and author (Eyes & Mouth), dies at 76
  • Aug 14 Thruston B. Morton, American republican politician (Sen-Ky, 1957-69), dies at 74
  • Aug 15 (Axel) Hugo Theorell, Swedish biochemist (Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology, 1955, for discovery of oxidoreductase enzymes), dies at 79 [1]
  • Aug 17 Ruth Voorst, South African (A World Apart), killed by letter bomb
  • Aug 21 Sobhuza II, Paramount Chief and Ngwenyama of Swaziland (1899-1982) who holds the record for the longest reign of any monarch in recorded history, dies at 83
  • Aug 23 Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85
  • Aug 23 Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman and heir to the Bloomingdale's department store, dies at 66
  • Aug 23 Stanford Moore, American biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies at 68
  • Aug 24 Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics), dies at 99
  • Aug 27 Anandamayi Ma [Nirmala Sundari], Indian spiritual leader, dies at 86
  • Aug 29 Nahum Goldmann, American president of Zionist World Organization, dies at 87