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Notable Historical Events - 1982

1982Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK

1982Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

1982Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica

198296th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4)

1982Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC

198260th hat trick in Islander history-Bryan Trottier

1982Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals

1982Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance

1982US President Reagan 1st UN Gen Assembly address ("evil empire" speech)

1982Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament

1982Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas

1982Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

1982Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins

1982Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

1982Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers

1982Pope John Paul II canonizes Rev M Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

1982Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

1982Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year

1982Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" premieres in London

1982Prince Charles & Princess Diana take son Prince William home from hospital

1982Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat

1982Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine"

1982Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000

1982Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International

1982"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", starring Drew Barrymore, is released

198264th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa

1982Marcel Dionne, LA, becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals

198252nd French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats G Vilas (16 76 60 64)

1982Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic

1982US President Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament

1982Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression

1982Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

1982Michael Jackson releases his album "Thriller"

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic

1982Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic

1982California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

1982PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

1982George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

1982President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya

1982102nd US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 62 46 64)

1982"Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC

198282nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL Calif

1982Chris Evert wins her 6th & final US Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY

1982"The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)

1982Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)

1982Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion

1982Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

1982US President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II

198252nd French Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (76 61)

1982Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)

1982President Reagan proclaims war against drugs

1982George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

1982President Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic

1982American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron

1982Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

1982In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish priest with a bayonet is stopped prior to his attempt to attack Pope John Paul II

1982Pope John Paul II declares "Peerke" Donders a saint

198216th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skagg

1982Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

1982Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

1982Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live

1982Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

19828th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)

1982Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers

1982Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place

1982Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000

1982Proclamation of the Constitution Act by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

1982John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity

1982Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain

1982Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

19829th American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win

1982Bill Parcells becomes 12th head coach of NY Giants

1982Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick

1982Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

1982Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland

198296th US Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats Hana Mandlikova (63 61)

1982Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

1982IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

1982Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record

1982Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season

1982"Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV, Bill Murray is first guest

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1982Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

1982111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon

1982 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
30 Something stars Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry 
Jan 1
Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for college football championship 
Jan 1
Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes sec-gen of UN 
Jan 1
MTA launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the NYC subway system 
Jan 1
Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland 
Jan 1
TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system 
Jan 2
"Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances 
Jan 2
70th Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats S Denton (62 76 67 64) 
Jan 2
Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins 
Jan 2
San Diego Chargers beat Miami Dolphins, 41-38 in 13:52 of OT 
Jan 2
"The Epic in Miami", in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records 
Jan 4
Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show" 
Jan 4
Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show 
Jan 4
Golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm 
Jan 4
ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network 
Jan 5
Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation 
Jan 5
Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression 
Jan 7
"Fame" premieres on NBC TV 
Jan 7
Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick 
Jan 8
AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies 
Jan 8
Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee 
Jan 8
Justice Dept withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since 
Jan 9
5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; 1st since 1855 
Jan 9
Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 sec in Mass HS game 
Jan 10
-17°F (27.2°C) in Braemar Grampian (equals UK record) 
Jan 10
"Freezer Bowl", Bengals beat Chargers in -59°F (-51°C) to win AFC championship 
Jan 10
Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31) 
Jan 10
"The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl) 
Jan 11
Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F 
Jan 11
Honduras adopts constitution 
Jan 13
Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame 
Jan 13
Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St Bridge in Washington, DC, & falls into Potomac River, killing 78 
Jan 15
"Forbidden Broadway" by/with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in NYC 
Jan 17
"Cold Sunday" in the United States would see temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities. 
Jan 19
Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case 
Jan 19
Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher 
Jan 20
7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor Ky 
Jan 20
Honduras constitution goes into effect 
Jan 20
Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament 
Jan 20
Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers 
Jan 21
"Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 36 performances 
Jan 21
NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak 
Jan 22
75% of North America is covered by snow 
Jan 23
Urbe Blanca (cow) produces record 110 kg of milk, Cuba (approx date) 
Jan 23
World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2 
Jan 24
Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB 
Jan 25
9th American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win 
Jan 26
Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins 
Jan 26
Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland 
Jan 27
"Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale NYC for 747 perfs 
Jan 27
Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland 
Jan 27
Phila trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus 
Jan 27
Roberto S Cordova installed as president of Honduras 
Jan 27
West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win World Series Cup 
Jan 28
US Gen Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy 
Jan 28
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jan 29
Old Dominion ends La Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak 
Jan 29
Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians 
Jan 30
US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners 
Jan 30
Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner". 
Jan 31
10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman 
Jan 31
12th AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 16-13 
Jan 31
32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at New Jersey 
Jan 31
Gustafson skates world record 10 km (14:26.59) 
Jan 31
Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek 
Jan 31
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13 
Jan 31
US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton 
Feb 1
"Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV, Bill Murray is first guest 
Feb 1
Senegal & Gambia form loose confederation (Senegambia) 
Feb 2
Government troops and Muslim fundamentalists battle in Hamah, Syria 
Feb 2
San Diego beats Miami 41-38 in OT after blowing a 24-0 lead 
Feb 3
Columbia Shuttle moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-3 mission 
Feb 3
Greatest helicopter lift, 56,888 kg, Podmoscovnoe, USSR 
Feb 3
John Sharples of England finishes 371 hours of disco dancing 
Feb 3
Porn star John Holmes ordered to stand trial for murder 
Feb 4
"Pump Boys & Dinettes" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 573 perfs 
Feb 4
Indoor distance record for a paper airplane (47m) Tacoma Wash 
Feb 4
Musical "Pump Boys & Dinettes," premieres in NYC 
Feb 4
Suriname premier Chin A Sen flees 
Feb 5
Chin A Sen ends term as president of Suriname 
Feb 5
DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people 
Feb 5
British airline Laker Airways collapses owing 270M pounds ($351M) 
Feb 5
Suriname pres Chin A Sen resigns & flees to Neth 
Feb 6
"Centerfold" by J Geils Band hit #1 on pop chart 
Feb 7
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic 
Feb 7
Luis A Monge elected pres of Costa Rica 
Feb 8
Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey) 
Feb 9
34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington 
Feb 10
28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec 
Feb 11
Ozzie Smith for Garry Templeton trade finally goes through 
Feb 12
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 12
Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record 
Feb 13
Dark Side of the Moon is in charts for 402nd week 
Feb 13
Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers 
Feb 14
"Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall 
Feb 14
Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic 
Feb 15
Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw 
Feb 15
Ocean Ranger oil-drilling platform lost off Newfoundland, 84 die 
Feb 16
Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta 
Feb 16
Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad 
Feb 17
Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England 
Feb 19
Hanneke Jagersma installed as Neth's 1st Communist mayor 
Feb 19
Sharie Langford, California, sets women's bowling series record of 853 
Feb 19
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Feb 20
NY Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game 
Feb 21
"Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 1604 perfs 
Feb 21
"Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances 
Feb 21
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic 
Feb 22
NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for NY governor (unsuccessful) 
Feb 23
Michael Frayn's "Noises Off," premieres in London 
Feb 24
Basketball team Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak 
Feb 24
24th Grammy Awards: Betty Davis Eyes, Double Fantasy wins 
Feb 24
Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92 
Feb 25
Final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" airs 
Feb 25
Record speed for a snowmobile (239 kph) 
Feb 26
Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, v Australia Wellington, run out 9 
Feb 27
Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw 
Feb 27
Earl Anthony becomes 1st pro bowler to win more than $1 million 
Feb 27
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Feb 27
Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta 
Feb 28
AT & T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day 
Feb 28
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic 
Feb 28
FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street 
Mar 1
5 dies as ski lift malfunctions a Luz-Ardiden in Pyrenees 
Mar 1
5th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
Mar 1
NY Times raises it's price from 25 cents to 30 cents 
Mar 1
Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data 
Mar 2
60th hat trick in Islander history-Bryan Trottier 
Mar 2
Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru 
Mar 3
Senate begins debate on expulsion of Sen Harrison Williams (D-NJ) 
Mar 4
2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Bossy & D Potvin 
Mar 4
NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 504 
Mar 5
Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners 
Mar 5
Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data 
Mar 6
NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT) 
Mar 6
Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB) 
Mar 7
Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic 
Mar 7
Jarmilla Kratochvilova run world record 400 m indoor (49.59 sec) 
Mar 7
NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time 
Mar 10
President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya 
Mar 10
Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL) 
Mar 10
Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun 
Mar 10
Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame 
Mar 10
The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups. 
Mar 10
8th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV) 
Mar 11
Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname 
Mar 11
Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion 
Mar 11
Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC 
Mar 11
US boycotts Libyan crude oil 
Mar 12
1st-class debut of Courtney Walsh, Jamaica v Leeward Islands 
Mar 12
PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline" 
Mar 13
Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Torvill & Dean (GRB) 
Mar 13
Ice Pairs Championship at Copenhagen won by Baess & Thierbach (GDR) 
Mar 13
Men's Fig Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA) 
Mar 13
Worlds Ladies Fig Skate Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA) 
Mar 13
Elaine Zayak, lands 6 triple jumps to win world skating championship 
Mar 14
Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic 
Mar 14
Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century 
Mar 15
Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan 
Mar 15
KGB-AM in San Diego CA changes call letters to KCNN (now KPOP) 
Mar 15
Nicaragua suspends their citizens rights for 30 days 
Mar 17
4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador 
Mar 18
Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident 
Mar 19
National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27 
Mar 19
Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the U.K.. 
Mar 20
1st-class debut of Richie Richardson, Leeward Is v Barbados 
Mar 20
France performs nuclear test 
Mar 20
Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 wks 
Mar 20
Rev A Treurnicht forms Conservative Party of South Africa 
Mar 21
"Little Johnny Jones" opens & closes at Alvin Theater NYC 
Mar 21
Jerry Pate celebrates golf win by jumping into the water hazard 
Mar 21
Movie "Annie" premieres 
Mar 21
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament 
Mar 22
3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched 
Mar 22
Iran offensive against Iraq 
Mar 23
Guatemala military coup under gen Rios Montt, pres Romeo Lucas flees 
Mar 23
Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals 
Mar 24
US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia 
Mar 25
Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season 
Mar 26
Ground-breaking in Washington, DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
Mar 26
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK 
Mar 26
Soap opera "Capitol" premieres 
Mar 27
"Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 perfs 
Mar 27
Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore 
Mar 27
Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes 
Mar 28
12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000 
Mar 28
1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62 
Mar 28
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open 
Mar 28
JN Duartes' Christian Democrats win elections in El Salvador 
Mar 29
2nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Mommie Dearest wins 
Mar 29
44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Georgetown 63-62 
Mar 29
54th Academy Awards - "Chariots of Fire", Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win 
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, NM 
Mar 30
John Pielmeier's "Agnes of God" premieres in NYC 
Mar 31
Arkas tanker at Montz La, spills 1.47 million gallons of oil 
Mar 31
Rock group Doobie Brothers split up 
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 2
In exhibition game A's pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15" toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH 
Apr 3
Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point 
Apr 3
UN Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands 
Apr 4
11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little 
Apr 5
British fleet sails to Falkland Islands 
Apr 5
Cards' Jim Kaat, pitches in record 24th consecutive season 
Apr 5
Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falklands war 
Apr 6
Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands 
Apr 6
Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minn 52,279 
Apr 7
Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested 
Apr 7
Penguins 1-Isles 8-Preliminary-Isles hold 1-0 lead 
Apr 8
Penguins 2-Isles 4-Preliminary-Isles hold 2-0 lead 
Apr 8
Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th US swimming title 
Apr 9
LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record 
Apr 10
LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5 
Apr 10
Penguins 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Preliminary- Isles hold 2-1 lead 
Apr 11
46th Golf Masters Championship: Craig Stadler wins, shooting a 284 
Apr 11
Penguins 5-Isles 2-Preliminary-Series tied at 2-2 
Apr 12
3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot 
Apr 13
Penguins 3-Isles 4 (OT)-Preliminary-Isles win series (3-2) 
Apr 15
Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, & landscape display 
Apr 16
Queen Elizabeth proclaims Canada's new constitution 
Apr 17
Canada adopts its constitution 
Apr 17
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 17
Proclamation of the Constitution Act by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau 
Apr 18
Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros) 
Apr 18
Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act 
Apr 18
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International 
Apr 18
Zimbabwe capital Salisbury renamed Harare 
Apr 19
11th Boston Women's Marathon won by Charlotte Teske of Ger in 2:29:33 
Apr 19
86th Boston Marathon won by Alberto Salazar of Oreg in 2:08:51 
Apr 19
Guinon Bluford announced as 1st black astronaut 
Apr 19
Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery 
Apr 19
Sally Ride announced as 1st woman astronaut 
Apr 19
USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit 
Apr 20
Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season 
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
Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game 
Apr 21
Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant 
Apr 21
Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress 
Apr 22
Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season 
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 Sinclair ZX Spectrum is released. 
Apr 24
150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany 
Apr 24
Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies 
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
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic 
Apr 25
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Apr 25
Yanks fire manager Bob Lemon & replaces him with Gene Michael 
Apr 26
Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island 
Apr 26
CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio 
Apr 26
Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time 
Apr 26
Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche 
Apr 27
Nordiques 1-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles hold 1-0 lead 
Apr 27
Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins 
Apr 29
17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Barbara Mandrell 
Apr 29
Alfredo Magana elected pres of El Salvador 
Apr 29
Nordiques 2-Isles 5-Semifinals-Isles hold 2-0 lead 
Apr 29
American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron 
Apr 30
Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as pres of El Salvador 
Apr 30
Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season 
Apr 30
Iranian offensive in Khusistan 
May 1
108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4 
May 1
1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee opens 
May 1
Nordiques 4-Isles 5 (OT)-semifinals-Isles hold 3-0 lead 
May 2
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic 
May 2
Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men 
May 3
ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations) 
May 3
NY Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget 
May 3
President Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts 
May 4
British destroyer HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet rocket off Falkland Islands 
May 4
Nordiques 2-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles win series 4-0 
May 4
Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans 
May 6
Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games 
May 7
"Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore NYC for 12 perfs 
May 7
Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing 
May 7
IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1 
May 7
Oakland Raiders to move to LA 
May 7
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 8
Canucks 5-Isles 6 (OT)-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead 
May 9
"9" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 739 performances 
May 9
Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine" premieres in NYC 
May 9
Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic 
May 10
WABC NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine) 
May 10
WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network 
May 11
Canucks 4-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead 
May 12
FC Barcelona wins 22nd Europe Cup II 
May 12
Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike (Rabbit is Rich) 
May 12
US Football League forms 
May 12
In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish priest with a bayonet is stopped prior to his attempt to attack Pope John Paul II 
May 13
Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy 
May 13
Canucks 0-Isles 3-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead 
May 13
Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros) 
May 13
Soyuz T-5 is launched-Berezovoi & Lebedev for 211 days in space 
May 13
Terri Lea Utley, 20 (Arkansas) crowned 31st Miss USA 
May 14
Guinea adopts constitution 
May 15
108th Preakness: Jack Kaenel aboard Aloma's Ruler wins in 1:55.4 
May 16
"Barnum" closes at St James Theater NYC after 854 performances 
May 16
"Is There Life after High School?" closes at Barrymore after 12 perfs 
May 16
Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation for STS-4 
May 16
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament 
May 16
Salvador Jorge Blanco wins presidential election in Dominican Rep 
May 16
Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games 
May 18
Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs 
May 18
Unification Church founder Rev Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion 
May 19
IFK Göteborg wins 11th UEFA Cup at Göteborg 
May 19
Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion 
May 21
British troops land on Falkland Islands 
May 23
BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina 
May 23
Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic 
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
Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters 
May 25
Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar 
May 25
STS-4 vehicle moves to launch pad 
May 26
Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam 
May 26
British ship Atlantic Conveyor carrying Chinook helicopters & destroyer HMS Coventry were hit in Falkland war 
May 27
New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils) 
May 27
"Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." opens at Alvin NYC for 5 perfs 
May 27
John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies & gets approval to move to NJ 
May 28
Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight 
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
"I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses hits #62 
May 29
1st papal visit to Britain since 1531 
May 29
Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war 
May 30
"Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." closes at Alvin NYC after 5 perf 
May 30
Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds 
May 30
Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
May 30
Spain becomes 16th member of NATO 
May 31
"Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 63 perfs 
Jun 1
Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year 
Jun 2
"Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances 
Jun 3
55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis 
Jun 3
Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians 
Jun 4
"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA 
Jun 4
Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon 
Jun 5
"Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39 
Jun 5
114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28 
Jun 5
52nd French Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (76 61) 
Jun 5
Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle 
Jun 6
30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out PLO 
Jun 6
36th Tony Awards: Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby & Nine win 
Jun 6
52nd French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats G Vilas (16 76 60 64) 
Jun 6
Bernard Glassman, installed as abbot of Zen Center of NY 
Jun 6
Joanne Carner wins LPGA McDonald 's Golf Classic 
Jun 7
16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell 
Jun 7
Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena 
Jun 7
LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games 
Jun 7
NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers 
Jun 7
US President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II 
Jun 7
Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4 
Jun 8
36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Phila 76ers, 4 games to 2 
Jun 8
Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die 
Jun 8
Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time 
Jun 8
US President Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament 
Jun 9
General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself president of Guatemala 
Jun 9
Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley 
Jun 10
"Taxi" last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall 
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 & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon 
Jun 11
Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jun 11
Movie "ET the Extra-Terrestrial" released (highest grossing film) 
Jun 11
Pope John Paul II visits Argentina 
Jun 11
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", starring Drew Barrymore, is released 
Jun 12
750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC 
Jun 12
Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands 
Jun 12
Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam 
Jun 13
28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson 
Jun 13
Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69 
Jun 14
Argentina surrenders to Britain on Falkland Is, ends 74-day 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 arrange for return of prisoners 
Jun 17
US President Reagan 1st UN Gen Assembly address ("evil empire" speech) 
Jun 17
President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat 
Jun 18
ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations 
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. 
Jun 20
82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL Calif 
Jun 20
Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington 
Jun 20
Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
Jun 20
Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz) 
Jun 21
Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away" 
Jun 21
John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity 
Jun 22
Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes 
Jun 22
Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place 
Jun 22
Prince Charles & Princess Diana take son Prince William home from hospital 
Jun 22
Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss 
Jun 23
"Cleavage" opens & 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
Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200) 
Jun 23
Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight 
Jun 24
Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat 
Jun 24
Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (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 Schultz 
Jun 25
Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military. 
Jun 25
South African President P.W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control 
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
"Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances 
Jun 27
"Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC 
Jun 27
STS-4 Launch (Columbia) 
Jun 27
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
Jun 28
Prince Charles & Lady Diana name their baby "William" 
Jun 29
Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended 
Jun 30
"Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 perfs 
Jun 30
Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification 
Jun 30
Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale 
Jun 30
NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans 
Jul 1
2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC 
Jul 1
ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened) 
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 1
PEC Swells '82 soccer team forms in Swells 
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 3
89th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (61 36 62) 
Jul 3
Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million) 
Jul 4
10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie 
Jul 4
4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB 
Jul 4
96th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4) 
Jul 4
Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico 
Jul 4
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 4
Yankees bat out of order against Indians in 1st inning 
Jul 5
Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas 
Jul 5
ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol v Malay 
Jul 7
David Moorcroft of UK sets record for 5000 m, 13:00.41 
Jul 7
Steve Scott of US runs mile in a record 3:47.69 
Jul 8
"7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 perfs 
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 10
Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze 
Jul 10
Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week 
Jul 10
Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000 
Jul 10
Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy 
Jul 11
"7 Brides for 7 Brothers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 5 perfs 
Jul 11
3rd US Seniors Golf Open: Miller Barber 
Jul 11
Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic 
Jul 11
Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for soccer's 12th World Cup in Madrid 
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
53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal 
Jul 13
All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cin Reds) 
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 Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0 
Jul 16
George P. Shultz sworn in as 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 18
"Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 perfs 
Jul 18
111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon 
Jul 18
Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
Jul 19
1st Old Timer's All star classic - AL wins 7-2 in Wash DC 
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
T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London 
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 Muruora Island 
Jul 22
Academic Text Processing Service forms in Seattle 
Jul 23
FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo 
Jul 23
Intl Whaling Comn votes for total ban on coml whaling (starting 1985) 
Jul 24
"Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 perfs 
Jul 24
KHJ (LA) & KFRC (SF) become 2nd & 3rd stereo AM stations 
Jul 24
Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299. 
Jul 25
20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0) 
Jul 25
37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson 
Jul 25
France performs nuclear Test 
Jul 26
Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket 
Jul 26
Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe 
Jul 27
California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times 
Jul 27
Indian PM Indira Gandhi 1st visit to US in almost 11 years 
Jul 27
Menken & Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" premieres in NYC 
Jul 30
Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats 
Jul 30
USSR performs underground nuclear Test 
Jul 31
46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide in France 
Jul 31
Car/bus collision near Beaune, France, 53 die 
Jul 31
Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF) 
Jul 31
USSR performs nuclear Test 
Aug 1
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic 
Aug 1
Greg Louganis, US becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives 
Aug 1
H Aaron, F Robinson, T Jackson, & H Chandler inducted in Hall of Fame 
Aug 1
Heavy Israeli air bombardment on Beirut 
Aug 1
Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10) 
Aug 2
Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season 
Aug 2
Roger Ebert's Movie News premieres on ABC FM network 
Aug 3
Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as NY Yankee manager 
Aug 4
NY Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game 
Aug 5
Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager 
Aug 5
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Aug 6
22nd Curtis Cup: US, 14½-3½ 
Aug 6
California Doug DeCinces hits 3 HRs again in game (did it 5 days ago also) 
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 8
64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa 
Aug 8
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic 
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
Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres 
Aug 14
Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq 
Aug 14
Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron) 
Aug 15
Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic 
Aug 15
Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution 
Aug 17
LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18) 
Aug 17
South Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin 
Aug 17
The first Compact Discs (CDs) were released to the public in Germany. 
Aug 18
1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded 
Aug 18
LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game started 8/17) 
Aug 18
NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded 
Aug 18
Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance 
Aug 18
Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th) 
Aug 18
Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation. 
Aug 19
Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec 
Aug 19
Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space 
Aug 20
Don Lever becomes 1st captain of NJ Devils 
Aug 20
US marines land in Beirut Lebanon 
Aug 21
Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut 
Aug 21
Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300 
Aug 22
Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence 
Aug 22
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf 
Aug 23
Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president 
Aug 23
Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter 
Aug 23
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Aug 24
KC's John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record 
Aug 26
NASA launches Telesat-F 
Aug 27
Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark 
Aug 27
Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth 
Aug 28
"Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 perfs 
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
George Brett gets his 1,500th hit 
Aug 29
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic 
Aug 29
Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1 
Aug 29
The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany. 
Aug 30
PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut 
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 2
Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down 
Sep 3
Jorgensen government in Denmark resigns 
Sep 4
Arson fire engulfs apartment-hotel in LA, 25 die 
Sep 4
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Sep 5
82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel 
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
Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000 
Sep 6
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
Sep 6
Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War" 
Sep 6
Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's # 
Sep 6
Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland 
Sep 8
Dutch social democratic party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament 
Sep 9
"Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances 
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 10
Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album 
Sep 11
96th US Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats Hana Mandlikova (63 61) 
Sep 11
Debbie Maffett (California), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983 
Sep 11
Chris Evert wins her 6th & final US Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY 
Sep 12
102nd US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 62 46 64) 
Sep 12
Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) & Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon 
Sep 12
Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic 
Sep 13
50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain 
Sep 13
Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game 
Sep 14
36" snow (Red Lodge, MT) 
Sep 14
Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel 
Sep 14
Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7" 
Sep 14
Bomb at Lebanese Phalange party HQ kills President-elect Bachir Gemayel and 26 others 
Sep 15
1st issue of "USA Today" published by Gannett Co Inc 
Sep 15
Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut 
Sep 15
Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat 
Sep 16
Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila & Sabra begins 
Sep 17
NJ Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa 
Sep 18
Sabra and Shatila massacres - Christian militia massacre at least 700 Palestinians in retaliation for assassination of Bachir Gemayel 
Sep 19
34th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda & Carol Kane win 
Sep 19
New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chic Bears 10-0 
Sep 19
Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship 
Sep 19
Streetcars stop running on Market St after 122 years of service 
Sep 20
Jalaluddin takes a one-day hat-trick Pakistan v Australia 
Sep 20
NFL players begin a 57 day strike 
Sep 21
2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium 
Sep 21
Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition; 1st hockey in Meadowlands (NJ) 
Sep 21
NFL players begin a 57 day strike 
Sep 21
SF cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs 
Sep 21
STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad 
Sep 22
Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India 
Sep 22
SF's cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month 
Sep 23
"Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 5 performances 
Sep 23
Amin Gemayel sworn in as president of Lebanon 
Sep 23
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Sep 24
Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26 
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 26
"Doll's Life" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 5 perfs 
Sep 26
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
Sep 26
"Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC 
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
1st broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV 
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 
Oct 1
EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida 
Oct 1
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Oct 1
West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt for Helmut Kohl 
Oct 1
The Sony CDP-101, the world's first commercially released Compact Disc player, is released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730) 
Oct 2
Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700 
Oct 3
Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland) 
Oct 3
Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship 
Oct 3
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic 
Oct 3
Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm 
Oct 3
Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours 
Oct 4
Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR 
Oct 5
1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands 
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 7
Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000. 
Oct 8
NJ Devils 1st victory, beating NY Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands 
Oct 8
Poland bans Solidarity & all labor unions 
Oct 9
Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead 
Oct 10
Brewers beat Angels in ALCS 
Oct 10
Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia 
Oct 10
Pope John Paul II canonizes Rev M 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
16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skagg 
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 12
Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor getrs world sereis record 5 hits 
Oct 13
IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics 
Oct 13
NJ Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever 
Oct 14
6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea 
Oct 14
Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total) 
Oct 14
NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins 
Oct 14
President Reagan proclaims war against drugs 
Oct 16
Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins 
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
1st live orch on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony) 
Oct 17
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
Oct 17
Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series 
Oct 17
Sam Shepard's "True West" premieres in NYC