On This Day

1982 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 456

  • Mar 27 Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes
  • Mar 28 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000
  • Mar 28 JN Duartes' Christian Democrats win elections in El Salvador
  • Mar 29 Delhi 707 beat Karnataka 705 on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 30 3rd space shuttle mission - Columbia 3 lands at White Sands, New Mexico
  • Mar 30 John Pielmeier's play"Agnes of God", about a nun who gives birth and insists it was immaculate conception, premieres at the Music Box Theatre. NYC, runs for 599 performances
  • Mar 31 Arkas tanker at Montz La, spills 1.47 million gallons of oil
  • Apr 1 Anguilla (dependent territory of UK) adopts constitution
  • Apr 1 US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama
  • Apr 2 Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain
  • Apr 3 UN Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands
  • Apr 5 British Royal Navy aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes, with escort vessels, depart Portsmouth, England for the Falkland Islands in response to the Argentine invasion
  • Apr 5 Lord Carrington, British Foreign Secretary resigns for his failure to foresee the invasion of the Falkland Islands
  • Apr 6 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
  • Apr 7 Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested
  • Apr 15 Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, & landscape display

  • Apr 16 Queen Elizabeth proclaims Canada's new constitution
  • Apr 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 17 Proclamation of the Constitution Act by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Apr 18 Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
  • Apr 18 Zimbabwean capital Salisbury renamed Harare
  • Apr 19 Guinon Bluford announced as 1st African American NASA astronaut

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 19 Sally Ride is named the 1st American woman astronaut

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • Apr 19 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
  • Apr 20 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs in Belfast, Derry, Armagh, Ballymena, Bessbrook and Magherafelt; 2 civilians are killed and 12 injured
  • Apr 21 Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
  • Apr 21 Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress
  • Apr 22 Launch of STS-3-Lousma & Fullerton [03/23]
  • Apr 23 Conch Republic is established - secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America
  • Apr 23 The 8-bit personal home computer the Sinclair ZX Spectrum is released (goes on to sell 5 million worldwide)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Apr 24 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Durbin
  • Apr 25 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 25 In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal
  • Apr 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

UKArgentine Soldiers Surrender in the Falklands

Apr 26 Argentina surrenders to Great Britain on South Georgia Island, near the Falkland Islands

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Argentinian prisoners of war are marched in Port Stanley after they surrendered in the Falklands War
Argentinian prisoners of war are marched in Port Stanley after they surrendered in the Falklands War
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Assassination AttemptRonald Reagan is Shot

Apr 27 Trial of John Hinckley begins for the attempted assassination of US President Ronald Reagan

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The scene moments after John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan on March 30, 1981
The scene moments after John Hinckley, Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan on March 30, 1981
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  • Apr 29 Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 29 American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • Apr 30 Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as President of El Salvador
  • Apr 30 Iranian offensive in Khusistan
  • May 1 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee opens
  • May 2 Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
  • May 3 NY Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 President Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • May 4 British destroyer HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet rocket off Falkland Islands: 20 of her crew died.
  • May 7 IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1
  • May 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 12 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike (Rabbit is Rich)
  • May 12 US Football League forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish Traditionalist priest who opposed Vatican II reforms and saw Pope John Paul II as a perpetrator of them, is stopped prior to his attempt to attack the Pope with a bayonet

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • May 13 Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy
  • May 13 Soyuz T-5 is launched-Berezovoi & Lebedev for 211 days in space
  • May 14 Guinea adopts constitution
  • May 16 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation for STS-4
  • May 16 Salvador Jorge Blanco wins presidential election in Dominican Rep
  • May 18 Unification Church founder Rev Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion
  • May 21 British troops land on Falkland Islands
  • May 23 Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 294 miles
  • May 23 Pope John Paul II declares "Peerke" Donders a saint
  • May 24 Liberation of Khorramshahr; Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran-Iraq War
  • May 25 Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
  • May 25 STS-4 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • May 26 British ship Atlantic Conveyor carrying Chinook helicopters and destroyer HMS Coventry hit in Falkland war: 39 crew members die
  • May 28 Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)
  • May 29 1st papal visit to Britain since 1531
  • May 29 Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war
  • May 30 Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
  • Jun 3 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
  • Jun 3 Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
  • Jun 4 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
  • 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
  • Jun 7 Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena
  • Jun 7 US President Ronald Reagan meets with Pope John Paul II at Vatican City, Rome and later Queen Elizabeth II
  • Jun 8 Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die
  • 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.
  • Jun 8 US President Ronald Reagan addresses the British Parliament in his "ash heap of history" speech

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 General Efraín Rios Montt declares himself President of Guatemala

Dictator and President of Guatemala Efraín Ríos Montt
Dictator and President of Guatemala
Efraín Ríos Montt
  • Jun 9 Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
  • Jun 10 Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
  • Jun 10 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
  • Jun 10 John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Jun 10 Iran recaptures Khorramshahr
  • 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 12 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam
  • Jun 13 Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia after King Khalid dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Argentina surrenders to Great Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
  • Jun 15 Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
  • Jun 15 Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education
  • Jun 16 Britain requests Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners
  • Jun 17 US President Reagan's 1st UN General Assembly address "We must serve mankind through genuine disarmament."
  • Jun 17 President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat in the Falkland Islands
  • 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

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

  • Aug 23 Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85
  • Aug 23 Stanford Moore, American biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies at 68
  • Aug 23 Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman and heir to the Bloomingdale's department store, dies at 66
  • 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
  • Sep 1 Wladislaw Gomulka, Polish partisan/party leader, dies at 76
  • Sep 1 Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
  • Sep 3 Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa, Italian general who fought the mafia, murdered by Sicilian mafia at 61
  • Sep 5 Douglas Bader, RAF fighter pilot in World War II (b. 1910)
  • Sep 9 Frederic Dannay [Ellery Queen], American detective writer, dies at 76
  • Sep 10 Max Winders, Belgian architect (WWII), responsible for bringing the Belgian gold stock, dies at 100
  • Sep 11 Albert Soboult, French historian, dies at 68
  • Sep 11 Wifredo Lam, Cuban artist (The Jungle), dies at 79
  • Sep 12 Karen Aabye, Danish author (Less bedstemor there jomfru), dies at 77
  • Sep 14 Bechir Gemayel, President-elect of Lebanon (8/23-9/14, 1982), assassinated by a bomb at 34
  • Sep 14 John Gardner, American writer (Life & Times of Chaucer High), dies in a motorcycle accident at 49
  • Sep 15 Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Iran's former foreign minister, executed in Iran
  • Sep 21 Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union of Armenian origin, dies at 84
  • Sep 27 Saad Sayd [Abu Walid], Palestinian commandant in Lebanon, dies
  • Oct 2 William Bernbach, American advertising creative director, dies at 71
  • Oct 4 Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal and President of Iraq (1968-79), dies at 68
  • Oct 8 Philip Noel-Baker, British politician and disarmament advocate (Nobel 1959), dies at 92
  • Oct 9 Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud, dies at 86
  • Oct 10 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)
  • Oct 16 Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist, dies at 75
  • Oct 17 Peterus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist, dies at 47

Person of interestBess Truman

Oct 18 Bess Truman, 1st lady (1945-53), dies in Independence, Mo at 97

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
  • Oct 18 Maurice Gilliams, Flemish literary (Sources of Insomnia), dies at 82
  • Oct 18 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55), dies at 75
  • Oct 18 John Robarts, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario (b. 1917)
  • Oct 18 Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe), dies at 74
  • Oct 19 Jock Ewing, dies in an aircrash on TV show "Dallas"
  • Oct 22 Savitri Devi [Maximiani Portas], Greek French Nazi writer, dies at 77
  • Oct 26 Giovanni Benelli, archbishop of Florence/Pope candidate, dies
  • Nov 2 Lester Roloff, Man of God, preacher.
  • Nov 3 E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), dies at 90
  • Nov 5 Gerarda "Gerda" Brautigam, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), dies
  • Nov 10 Elio Petri, Italian director (Workers Class), dies at 53

Person of interestLeonid Brezhnev

Nov 10 Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet Leader, General Secretary (1964-82), dies of a heart attack at 75

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Nov 13 Babette Deutsch, American poet (Honey out of the Rock), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)
  • Nov 16 Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast's notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)
  • Nov 16 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86
  • Nov 17 Ruth Donnelly, comedienne, dies at 86 in NYC
  • Nov 18 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), dies at 60
  • Nov 19 Erving Goffman, American sociologist (Asylums), dies at 60
  • Nov 21 John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)

Person of interestJean Batten

Nov 22 Jean Batten, New Zealand aviator (first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand in 1936), dies at 73

Aviator Jean Batten
Aviator
Jean Batten
  • Nov 28 Helen of Greece and Denmark, Queen Mother of Romania, dies at 86
  • Nov 29 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55
  • Dec 7 Charlie Brooks Jr, convicted murderer became 1st US prisoner to be executed by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas
  • Dec 7 George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) but later opposed nuclear weapons, dies at 82
  • Dec 8 Andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered
  • Dec 8 Bram Behr, Suriname revolutionary, murdered
  • Dec 8 Cyrill Daal, Suriname worker's union leader, murdered
  • Dec 8 Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Dec 8 Harald Riedewald, Suriname attorney, murdered
  • Dec 8 John Baboeram, Suriname lawyer, murdered
  • Dec 8 Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Dec 8 Kenneth Goncalves, Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate, murdered
  • Dec 8 Leckie, Suriname scholar, murdered
  • Dec 8 Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Dec 8 Surendre Rambocus, Suriname army lieutenant, murdered
  • Dec 9 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Song against Death), dies at 87
  • Dec 9 Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor, dies at 77
  • Dec 16 Colin Chapman, English engineer and automobile manufacturer, founder of Lotus Cars, dies at 54
  • Dec 17 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58
  • Dec 17 Homer S. Ferguson, American politician (b. 1889)
  • Dec 18 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII, dies at 66
  • Dec 19 Dwight Macdonald, American social critic (b. 1906)
  • Dec 24 Louis Aragon, French poet and writer (Les Lettres françaises, Pour un réalisme socialiste), dies at 85
  • Dec 27 John Leonard Swigert Jr., American astronaut (Apollo 13), dies of cancer at 51