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December 8, 1982 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Clark Gilles fails in 7th Islander penalty shot

Nobel Prize

Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez receives the Nobel Prize for Literature

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Noelle Pikus-Pace, American skeleton racer, born in Provo, Utah

Deaths in History

  • Andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered
  • Bram Behr, Suriname revolutionary, murdered
  • Cyrill Daal, Suriname worker's union leader, murdered
  • Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Harald Riedewald, Suriname attorney, murdered
  • John Baboeram, Suriname lawyer, murdered
  • Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Kenneth Goncalves, Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate, murdered
  • Leckie, Suriname scholar, murdered
  • Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Surendre Rambocus, Suriname army lieutenant, murdered
1982 in History