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Events in History in 1982 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 467

  • Jun 16 Britain requests Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners

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Jun 17 US President Reagan's 1st UN General Assembly address "We must serve mankind through genuine disarmament."

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 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

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Jun 20 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin

Assassination AttemptRonald Reagan is Shot

Jun 21 John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity

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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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  • Jun 22 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes

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Jun 22 Prince Charles and Princess Diana take new-born son Prince William home from hospital

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • Jun 22 Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 23 "Cleavage" opens and closes at Playhouse Theater NYC
  • Jun 23 -117°F; All time low at South Pole
  • Jun 23 Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
  • Jun 23 US pass the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)

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Jun 24 Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly
  • Jun 24 1st spacionaut Jean-Loup Chrétien and 2 Soviet cosmonauts, lift off aboard Soyuz T-16

  • Jun 24 Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
  • Jun 24 US Supreme Court rules president can't be sued for actions in office
  • Jun 25 Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
  • 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

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Jun 25 South African President P. W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha
  • 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 "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC
  • Jun 27 STS-4, 4th NASA Space Shuttle mission, launches

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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 Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
  • Jun 30 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
  • Jul 1 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 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 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
  • Jul 4 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB
  • 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 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 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 12 Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
  • Jul 12 FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail
  • 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 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 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 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 France performs nuclear Test
  • 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

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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
  • 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 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 WQXI (Atlanta) is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system
  • Aug 6 Three ANC members are sentenced to death in South Africa
  • 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 Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq
  • Aug 15 Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution
  • 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 Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aug 27 Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
  • Aug 28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 28 The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
  • 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.

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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 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 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
  • Sep 6 Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
  • Sep 8 Dutch social democratic party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
  • 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 13 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
  • Sep 14 36" snow (Red Lodge, MT)
  • Sep 14 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
  • 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 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 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 San Francisco cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs
  • Sep 21 STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Sep 22 San Francisco's cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month
  • Sep 23 Amin Gemayel sworn in as President of Lebanon
  • Sep 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 24 US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
  • Sep 25 Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Ill 31-6
  • Sep 25 Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
  • Sep 25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 27 Cards clinching NL East title
  • Sep 27 Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again"
  • Sep 27 Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize
  • Sep 27 John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show

  • Sep 28 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
  • Sep 28 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 505
  • Sep 29 Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
  • Sep 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 National railroad strike in Belgium
  • Sep 30 12th Commonwealth Games open in Brisbane, Australia
  • Oct 1 EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida
  • Oct 1 USSR performs underground nuclear test

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Oct 1 West Germany's Christian Democrat Union ousts Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor, replacing him with Helmut Kohl

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl
  • Oct 1 The Sony CDP-101, world's first commercially released Compact Disc player released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)
  • Oct 2 Bomb attack in Tehran, kills 60, injures 700

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Oct 2 The Portland Building, designed by Michael Graves, considered the 1st postmodern building is opened in Portland Oregon

Architect Michael Graves
Architect
Michael Graves
  • Oct 4 West German parliament officially confirms Helmut Kohl as the country's new Chancellor
  • Oct 5 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 5 Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia
  • Oct 5 Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM
  • Oct 6 Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals
  • Oct 6 Fokker Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk Neth, 17-22 die
  • Oct 7 Olof Palme forms Swedish government
  • Oct 8 Poland bans Solidarity & all labor unions
  • Oct 9 Attack on synagogue in Rome leaves 1 dead
  • Oct 10 Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia
  • Oct 10 Pope John Paul II canonizes Rev Maximilian Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint
  • Oct 10 US imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
  • Oct 11 English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England
  • Oct 11 Riot in Amsterdam as tram catches fire
  • Oct 12 38.6 cm (15.2") of rainfall, Angoon Alaska (state record)
  • Oct 14 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • Oct 14 US President Reagan proclaims a war on drugs
  • Oct 16 Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return

  • Oct 16 Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel
  • Oct 16 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 17 Sam Shepard's "True West" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 19 Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (Not guilty)
  • Oct 20 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to George Stigler
  • Oct 20 Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected

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Oct 21 Private funeral service held for Bess Truman, former First Lady of the United States

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
  • Oct 22 Gene Mauch resigns as manager of Angels
  • Oct 26 US budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
  • Oct 27 China announces its population has reached 1 billion plus people
  • Oct 27 IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
  • Oct 28 NASA launches RCA-E
  • Oct 28 Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
  • Oct 29 Car maker John DeLorean indicted for drug trafficking, later acquitted
  • Oct 30 Portugal revises constitution
  • Oct 31 Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain

BeatificationCanonization

Oct 31 Pope John Paul II canonizes Canadian Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal, as a saint

First Canadian Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys
First Canadian Saint
Marguerite Bourgeoys
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Nov 1 Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"