On This Day

December 7, 1982 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala during country's civil war, 171 people killed led by Santos L√≥pez Alonzo
  • In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the US.
  • Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building

Deaths in History

  • Charlie Brooks Jr, convicted murderer became 1st US prisoner to be executed by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas
  • George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) but later opposed nuclear weapons, dies at 82
1982 in History