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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1982 AD


January 1: 30 Something stars Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
January 1: Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for college football championship
January 1: Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes Secretary-General of UN
January 1: Metropolitan Transportation Authority launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the New York City subway system
January 1: Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland
January 1: TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul New York City subway system
January 2: 70th Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats S Denton (62 76 67 64)
January 2: "Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 48 performances
January 2: Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
January 2: San Diego Chargers beat Miami Dolphins, 41-38 in 13:52 of OT
January 4: ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) and ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th and 6th ABC radio network
January 4: Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
January 4: Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show
January 4: Golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm
January 5: Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation
January 7: "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
January 7: Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick
January 8: AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
January 8: Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee
January 8: Justice Department withdraws antitrust suit against IBM
January 9: 5.9 earthquake in New England and Canada; 1st since 1855
January 9: Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 sec in Mass HS game
January 10: -17 degrees F (27.2 degrees C) in Braemar Grampian (equals U.K. record)
January 10: Bengals beat Chargers in -59 degrees F (-51 degrees C) to win AFC championship
January 10: Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)
January 11: Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F
January 11: Honduras adopts constitution
January 13: Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St. Bridge in Washington, D.C., and falls into Potomac River, killing 78
January 13: Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
January 15: "Forbidden Broadway" by/with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in New York City
January 19: Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
January 19: Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Okla, kills 6 kids and teacher
January 20: 7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor, Kentucky
January 20: Honduras constitution goes into effect
January 20: Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament
January 21: "Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City for 36 performances
January 21: New York Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
January 22: 75% of North America is covered by snow
January 23: Urbe Blanca (cow) produces record 110 kg of milk, Cuba (approx date)
January 23: World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2
January 24: Superbowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, quarterback
January 24: Superbowl XVI: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac, Michigan
January 25: 9th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers win
January 26: Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins
January 26: Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland
January 27: "Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale New York City for 747 performances
January 27: Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland
January 27: Philadelphia trades Larry Bowa and Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
January 27: Roberto S. Cordova installed as president of Honduras
January 27: West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win World Series Cup
January 28: U.S. General Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy
January 28: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
January 29: Old Dominion ends La Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak
January 29: Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
January 30: U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
January 31: 10 Arabian oryx, extinct except in zoos, released in Oman
January 31: 12th AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 16-13
January 31: 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at New Jersey
January 31: Gustafson skates world record 10 km (14:26.59)
January 31: Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
January 31: NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13
January 31: U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton


February 1: "Late Night With David Letterman," debuts on NBC-TV
February 1: Senegal and Gambia form loose confederation (Senegambia)
February 2: Government troops and Moslem-fundamentalists battle in Hamah Syria
February 2: "Late Night with David Letterman" premieres on NBC
February 2: San Diego beats Miami 41-38 in OT after blowing a 24-0 lead
February 3: Columbia Shuttle moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-3 mission
February 3: Greatest helicopter lift, 56,888 kg, Podmoscovnoe, U.S.S.R.
February 3: John Sharples of England finishes disco dancing 371 hours
February 4: Indoor distance record for a paper airplane (47m) Tacoma Wash
February 4: Musical "Pump Boys and Dinettes," premieres in New York City
February 4: "Pump Boys and Dinettes" opens at Princess Theater New York City for 573 performances
February 4: Suriname premier Chin A Sen flees
February 5: DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
February 5: Laker Airways collapse owing 270M pounds ($351M)
February 5: Suriname President Chin A Sen resigns and flees to Netherlands
February 6: "Centerfold" by J Geils Band hit #1 on pop chart
February 7: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
February 7: Luis A Monge elected President of Costa Rica
February 8: Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
February 9: 34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington
February 10: 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec
February 11: Ozzie Smith for Garry Templeton trade finally goes through
February 12: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 12: Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, tieing NHL record
February 13: Dark Side of the Moon, is on charts for 402nd week
February 13: Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers
February 14: Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
February 14: "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at New York's Radio City Music Hall
February 15: Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
February 15: Ocean Ranger oil-drilling platform lost off Newfoundland, 84 die
February 16: Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta
February 16: Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad
February 16: Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce
February 17: Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, vs. England
February 19: Hanneke Jelgersma installed as Netherlands 1st Communist mayor
February 19: Sharie Langford, California, sets women's bowling series record of 853
February 19: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
February 20: New York Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game
February 21: "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 1604 performances
February 21: Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic
February 21: "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 36 performances
February 22: New York City Mayor Koch announces he will run for New York governor (unsuccessful)
February 23: Michael Frayn's "Noises Off," premieres in London
February 24: 24th Grammy Awards: Betty Davis Eyes, Double Fantasy wins
February 24: Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92
February 25: Final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" airs
February 25: Record speed for a snowmobile (239 kph)
February 26: Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, vs. Australia Wellington, run out 9
February 27: Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw
February 27: Earl Anthony becomes 1st pro bowler to win more than $1 million
February 27: France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
February 27: Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta
February 28: AT and T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day
February 28: Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
February 28: FALN (Puerto Rico Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street


March 1: 5 dies as ski lift malfunctions a Luz-Ardiden in Pyrenees
March 1: 5th Emmy Sports Award presentation
March 1: New York Times raises it's price from 25 cents to 30 cents
March 1: Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
March 2: 60th hat trick in Islander history - Bryan Trottier
March 2: Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru
March 3: Senate begins debate on expulsion of Senator Harrison Williams D-New Jersey
March 4: 2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Bossy and D Potvin
March 4: NASA launches Intelsat V
March 5: Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners
March 5: Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands and sends back data from Venus
March 6: NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
March 6: Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)
March 7: Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic
March 7: Jarmilla Kratochvilova run world record 400 m indoor (49.59 sec)
March 7: NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
March 10: President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
March 10: Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
March 10: Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun
March 10: Travis Jackson and Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame
March 11: Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname
March 11: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington D.C.
March 12: 1st-class debut of Courtney Walsh, Jamaica vs. Leeward Islands
March 12: PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline"
March 13: Elaine Zayak, lands 6 triple jumps to win world skating championship
March 13: Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Torvill and Dean (GRB)
March 13: Ice Pairs Championship at Copenhagen won by Baess and Thierbach (GDR)
March 13: Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
March 13: Worlds Ladies Fig Skate Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA)
March 14: Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
March 14: Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
March 15: Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan
March 15: KGB-AM in San Diego, California changes call letters to KCNN (now KPOP)
March 15: Nicaragua suspends their citizens rights for 30 days
March 17: 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
March 18: Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
March 19: National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27
March 20: 1st-class debut of Richie Richardson, Leeward Is vs. Barbados
March 20: France performs nuclear test
March 20: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 wks
March 20: Reverend A Treurnicht forms Conservative Party of South Africa
March 21: Jerry Pate celebrates golf win by jumping into the water hazard
March 21: "Little Johnny Jones" opens and closes at Alvin Theater New York City
March 21: Movie "Annie" premieres
March 21: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
March 22: 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched
March 22: Iran offensive against Iraq
March 23: Guatemala military coup under General Rios Montt, President Romeo Lucas flees
March 23: Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals
March 24: U.S. submarine Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia
March 25: Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season
March 26: Ground-breaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
March 26: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder release "Ebony and Ivory" in the U.K.
March 26: Soap opera "Capitol" premieres
March 27: "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St. New York City after 1577 performances
March 27: Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match vs. Sri Lanka at Lahore
March 27: Randy Holt sets Washington Capitals record of 34 penalty minutes
March 28: 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000
March 28: 1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62
March 28: Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
March 28: JN Duartes christian-democrats win elections in El Salvador
March 29: 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Mommie Dearest wins
March 29: 44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Georgetown 63-62
March 29: 54th Academy Awards - "Chariots of Fire," Henry Fonda and K Hepburn win
March 29: Delhi 707 beat Karnataka 705 on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
March 30: 3rd space shuttle mission-Columbia 3 lands at White Sands, NM
March 30: John Pielmeier's "Agnes of God," premieres in New York City
March 31: Arkas tanker at Montz La, spills 1.47 million gallons of oil
March 31: Rock group Doobie Brothers split up


April 1: Anguilla, dependent territory of U.K., adopts constitution
April 1: U.S. formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama
April 2: Argentina seizes Malvinas, also known as the Falkland Islands
April 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
April 3: Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
April 3: U.N. Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands
April 4: 11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little
April 5: British fleet sails to Falkland Islands
April 5: Cards' Jim Kaat, pitches in record 24th consecutive season
April 5: Lord Carrington, British foreign sect resigns due to Falkland Is war
April 6: Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
April 6: Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota 52,279
April 7: Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested
April 7: Penguins 1-Isles 8-Preliminary-Isles hold 1-0 lead
April 8: Penguins 2-Isles 4-Preliminary-Isles hold 2-0 lead
April 8: Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th U.S. swimming title
April 9: Los Angeles Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
April 10: Los Angeles Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
April 10: Penguins 2-Isles 1 (OT)-Preliminary- Isles hold 2-1 lead
April 11: 46th Golf Masters Championship: Craig Stadler wins, shooting a 284
April 11: Penguins 5-Isles 2-Preliminary-Series tied at 2-2
April 12: 3 CBS employees shot to death in New York City parking lot
April 13: Penguins 3-Isles 4 (OT)-Preliminary-Isles win series (3-2)
April 15: Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, and landscape display
April 16: Queen Elizabeth proclaims Canada's new constitution
April 17: Canada adopts its constitution
April 17: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 18: Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)
April 18: Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
April 18: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
April 18: Zimbabwe capital Salisbury renamed Harare
April 19: 11th Boston Women's Marathon won by Charlotte Teske of Germany in 2:29:33
April 19: 86th Boston Marathon won by Alberto Salazar of Oreg in 2:08:51
April 19: Guinon Bluford announced as 1st black astronaut
April 19: Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery
April 19: Sally Ride announced as 1st woman astronaut
April 19: U.S.S.R. Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
April 20: Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
April 21: Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
April 21: Dr. Michael E. Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
April 21: Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses U.S. Congress
April 22: Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season
April 22: Launch of STS-3-Lousma and Fullerton
April 24: 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany
April 24: Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
April 24: Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Durbin
April 25: Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 25: In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal
April 25: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic
April 25: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 25: Yankees fire manager Bob Lemon and replaces him with Gene Michael
April 26: Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island
April 26: CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
April 26: Gene Michael becomes New York Yankee manager for 2nd time
April 26: Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
April 27: Nordiques 1-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles hold 1-0 lead
April 27: Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr. attempted assassin of Reagan, begins
April 29: 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Barbara Mandrell
April 29: Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador
April 29: Nordiques 2-Isles 5-Semifinals-Isles hold 2-0 lead
April 30: Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as President of El Salvador
April 30: Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
April 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: New York Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget
May 3: President Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts
May 4: British torpedo boat Sheffield off Falkland hit by Exocet rocket
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: Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing
May 7: IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1
May 7: "Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore New York City for 12 performances
May 7: Oakland Raiders to move to Los Angeles
May 7: U.S. 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 New York City for 739 performances
May 9: Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine," premieres in New York City
May 9: Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
May 10: WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network
May 10: WABC New York City plays its last record, John Lennon's Imagine
May 11: Canucks 4-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
May 12: FC Barcelona wins 22nd Europe Cup II
May 12: In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish priest with a bayonet is stopped prior to his attempt to attack Pope John Paul II
May 12: Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike for 'Rabbit is Rich'
May 12: U.S. Football League forms
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 and 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 New York City after 854 performances
May 16: Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation for STS-4
May 16: "Is There Life after High School?" closes at Barrymore after 12 performances
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: New York Islanders sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games
May 18: Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive home runs
May 18: Unification Church founder Reverend Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion
May 19: IFK Goteborg wins 11th UEFA Cup at Goteborg
May 19: Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion
May 21: British troops lands 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 divine
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 and Coventry were hit in Falkland war
May 27: "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." opens at Alvin New York City for 5 performances
May 27: John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies and gets approval to move to NJ
May 28: Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
May 28: Pope John Paul II is 1st pope to visit Great Britain
May 29: "I Know What Boys Like," by The Waitresses hits #62
May 29: Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war
May 30: Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
May 30: "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." closes at Alvin New York City after 5 perf
May 30: Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 30: Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
May 31: "Best Little Whorehouse in Tx" opens at Eugene O'Neill New York City for 63 perf


June 1: Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year
June 2: "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater New York City for 53 performances
June 3: 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
June 3: Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
June 4: Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
June 4: "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA
June 5: 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay, Jr. aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
June 5: 52nd French Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger, 76 61
June 5: "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39
June 5: Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle
June 6: 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out PLO
June 6: 36th Tony Awards: Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and Nine win
June 6: 52nd French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats G Vilas (16 76 60 64)
June 6: Bernard Glassman, installed as abbot of Zen Center of NY
June 6: Joanne Carner wins LPGA McDonald 's Golf Classic
June 7: 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
June 7: Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena
June 7: Los Angeles Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
June 7: New York Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell and Randy Myers
June 7: President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth
June 7: Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game and goes 0-for-4
June 8: 36th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
June 8: Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die
June 8: Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time
June 8: Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament
June 9: General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself president of Guatemala
June 9: Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
June 10: Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
June 10: Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
June 10: John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
June 10: "Taxi," last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
June 11: Israel and Syria stop fighting in Lebanon
June 11: Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
June 11: Movie "ET the Extra-Terrestrial" released (highest grossing film)
June 11: Pope John Paul II visits Argentina
June 12: 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park New York City
June 12: Battle of Mount Longdon, Falkland Islands
June 12: Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam
June 13: 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
June 13: Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69
June 14: Argentina surrenders to Britain on Falkland Is, ends 74-day conflict
June 15: Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
June 15: Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education
June 16: Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners
June 17: President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat
June 17: President Reagan 1st United Nations General Assembly address, "evil empire" speech
June 18: ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations
June 18: Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote
June 20: 82nd U.S. Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL California
June 20: Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin arrives in Washington
June 20: Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
June 20: Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)
June 21: John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity
June 21: Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"
June 21: Washington D.C. jury finds John Hinckley, Jr. innocent by insanity
June 22: Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
June 22: Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
June 22: Prince Chuck and Lady Di take Prince William home from hospital
June 22: Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
June 23: -117 degrees F; All time low at South Pole
June 23: "Cleavage" opens and closes at Playhouse Theater New York City
June 23: Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
June 23: Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
June 23: Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight
June 24: Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
June 24: Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (Soyuz T-16)
June 24: Soyuz T-6 Launch (U.S.S.R.)
June 24: Supreme Court rules President can't be sued for actions in office
June 25: Secretary of State Alexander Haig, Jr. resigns, replaced by George Schultz
June 26: Carlos Lopes runs Europe record 10k (27:34.39)
June 26: Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig
June 26: U.S. vetos United Nations Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli and Palestine Liberation Organization forces
June 27: "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 1,774 performances
June 27: "Play Me a Country Song" opens and closes at Virginia Theater New York City
June 27: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
June 27: STS-4 Launch (Columbia)
June 28: Prince Chuck and Lady Di name their baby "William"
June 29: Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended
June 30: Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
June 30: "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander New York City after 333 performances
June 30: New Jersey NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders and Americans
June 30: Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale


July 1: 2,100 Unification church couples wed in New York City
July 1: ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
July 1: Cal Ripken's 1st game
July 1: Challenger moves overland to Dryden
July 1: General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as president of Argentina
July 1: Kosmos 1383, 1st search and rescue satellite, launched
July 1: Over 2000 Unification Church couples marry at New York MSG
July 1: PEC Swells '82 soccer team forms in Swells
July 2: Larry Walters using lawn chair and 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'
July 2: Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth
July 3: 89th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (61 36 62)
July 4: 10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie
July 4: 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB
July 4: 96th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Connors beats J McEnroe (36 63 67 76 64)
July 4: Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico
July 4: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 4: Yankees bat out of order against Indians in 1st inning
July 5: Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
July 5: ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol vs. Malay
July 7: David Moorcroft of U.K. sets record for 5000 m, 13:00.41
July 7: Steve Scott of U.S. runs mile in a record 3:47.69
July 8: "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 5 performances
July 8: Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager
July 9: Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England vs. India at The Oval
July 9: Margaret Thatcher begins her 2nd term as British prime minster
July 9: Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing 153
July 10: Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze
July 10: Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week
July 10: Samuel Morses "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000
July 10: Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy
July 11: 3rd U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Miller Barber
July 11: "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 5 performances
July 11: Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
July 11: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for soccer's 12th World Cup in Madrid
July 12: Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
July 13: 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
July 13: All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
July 13: Train crash at Aalter Belgium, 5 killed
July 15: Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
July 15: Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0
July 16: George P. Shultz sworn in as minister of Foreign affairs
July 16: NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
July 16: Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud
July 18: 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon
July 18: "Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater New York City after 53 performances
July 18: Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
July 19: 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot home run off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2
July 19: 1st Old Timer's All star classic - AL wins 7-2 in Washington D.C.
July 19: Bolivian government resigns
July 19: David S. Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon
July 20: Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
July 20: IRA bomb attacks in London
July 20: T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London
July 21: France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 22: Academic Text Processing Service forms in Seattle
July 22: Biggest mass wedding, Reverend Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in New York City
July 23: FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
July 23: International Whaling Comn votes for total ban on coml whaling (starting 1985)
July 24: "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill New York City after 63 performances
July 24: KHJ (LA) and KFRC (SF) become 2nd and 3rd stereo AM stations
July 25: 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
July 25: 37th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
July 25: France performs nuclear Test
July 26: Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by U.S. Delta rocket
July 26: Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe
July 27: California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times
July 27: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi 1st visit to U.S. in almost 11 years
July 27: Menken and Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors," premieres in New York City
July 29: Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson
July 30: Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
July 30: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
July 31: 46 kids and 7 adults die as 2 buses and several cars collide in France
July 31: Car/bus collision near Beaune, France, 53 die
July 31: Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria and France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
July 31: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test


August 1: Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
August 1: Greg Louganis, U.S. becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives
August 1: Heavy Israeli air bombardment on Beirut
August 1: Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)
August 2: Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season
August 2: Roger Ebert's Movie News premieres on ABC FM network
August 3: Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as New York Yankee manager
August 4: New York Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
August 5: Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
August 5: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 6: 22nd Curtis Cup: U.S., 14 -3
August 6: California Doug DeCinces hits 3 home runs again in game
August 6: WQXI, Atlanta, is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system
August 8: 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa
August 8: Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
August 11: Twins Terry Felton loses and runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)
August 11: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 12: Heavy Israeli bombardement of Beirut
August 14: Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
August 14: Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq
August 14: Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)
August 15: Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
August 15: Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution
August 17: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
August 17: South Bend, Indiana jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin
August 18: Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, ends after 22 innings - before Los Angeles Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
August 18: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game started 8/17)
August 18: NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded
August 18: Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
August 19: Renaldo Nehemiah of U.S. sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
August 19: Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space
August 20: Don Lever becomes 1st captain of New Jersey Devils
August 20: U.S. Marines land in Beirut, Lebanon
August 21: Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut
August 21: Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
August 22: General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
August 22: Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peace
August 22: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
August 23: Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
August 23: Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
August 23: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 24: KC's John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
August 26: NASA launches Telesat-F
August 27: Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark
August 27: Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
August 28: "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 1208 performances
August 28: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
August 29: 38 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
August 29: George Brett gets his 1,500th hit
August 29: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
August 29: Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1
August 30: PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut
August 31: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test


September 1: Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls," premieres in London
September 1: Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 MPH
September 1: Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks
September 1: Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
September 2: Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down
September 3: Jorgensen government in Denmark resigns
September 4: Arson fire engulfs apt-hotel in LA, 25 die
September 4: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 5: 82nd U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
September 5: Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph
September 6: Dutch Internal minister Mr. M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists
September 6: Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000
September 6: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 6: Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"
September 6: Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's number
September 6: Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
September 8: Dutch social dem party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
September 9: Columbia mated with SRBs and external tank in preparation for STS-5
September 9: Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight
September 9: "Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin New York City for 69 performances
September 10: Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album
September 11: 96th U.S. Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats Hana Mandlikova (63 61)
September 11: Chris Evert wins her 6th and final U.S. Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY
September 11: Debbie Maffett (Calif), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983
September 12: 102nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 62 46 64)
September 12: Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) and Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
September 12: Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
September 13: 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
September 13: Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
September 14: 36" snow Red Lodge, Montana
September 14: Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
September 14: Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
September 15: 1st issue of "USA Today" published by Gannett Co Inc
September 15: Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut
September 15: Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat
September 16: Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila and Sabra begins
September 17: New Jersey Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa
September 18: Christian militia begin massacre of 600 Palestinians in Lebanon
September 19: 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda and Carol Kane
September 19: New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
September 19: Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship
September 19: Streetcars stop running on Market St. after 122 years of service
September 20: Jalaluddin takes a one-day hat-trick Pakistan vs. Australia
September 20: NFL players begin a 57 day strike
September 21: 2,251 turn out to see Expos play New York Mets at Shea Stadium
September 21: Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition; 1st hockey in Meadowlands (NJ)
September 21: NFL players begin a 57 day strike
September 21: STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad
September 22: Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka vs. India
September 22: SF's cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month
September 23: Amin Gemayel sworn in as president of Lebanon
September 23: "Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 5 performances
September 23: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 24: Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26
September 24: U.S., Italian and French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
September 25: Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Illinois 31-6
September 25: Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
September 25: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 26: "Doll's Life" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 5 performances
September 26: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
September 27: Cards clinching NL East title
September 27: Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again"
September 27: Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize
September 27: John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show
September 28: 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
September 28: NASA launches Intelsat V
September 29: 1st broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV
September 29: Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
September 29: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 30: National railroad strike in Belgium


October 1: EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida
October 1: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
October 1: West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt for Helmut Kohl
October 2: Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700
October 3: Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
October 3: Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship
October 3: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
October 3: Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
October 3: Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
October 4: Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of West Germany
October 5: 1st New Jersey Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
October 5: China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
October 5: Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia
October 5: Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, New Mexico
October 6: Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals
October 6: Fokker's Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk, Netherlands, 17-22 die
October 7: "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 5000+ performances
October 7: Olof Palme forms Swedish government
October 8: New Jersey Devils 1st victory, beating New York Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
October 8: Poland bans Solidarity and all labor unions
October 9: Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
October 10: Brewers beat Angels in ALCS
October 10: Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia
October 10: Pope John Paul II canonizes Reverend M Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint
October 10: U.S. imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
October 11: 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson and Ricky Skagg
October 11: English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England
October 11: Riot in Amsterdam as tram catches fire
October 12: 38.6 cm (15.2") of rainfall, Angoon Alaska (state record)
October 12: Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor getrs world sereis record 5 hits
October 13: IOC restores 2 gold medals from 1912 Olympics to Jim Thorpe
October 13: New Jersey Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever
October 14: 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea
October 14: Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
October 14: New York Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
October 14: President Reagan proclaims war against drugs
October 16: Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
October 16: Mount Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return
October 16: Shultz warns U.S. will withdraw from United Nations if they vote to exclude Israel
October 16: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
October 17: 1st live orchestra on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)
October 17: Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
October 17: Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
October 17: Sam Shepard's "True West" premieres in New York City
October 17: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 19: Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (Not guilty)
October 20: Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
October 20: Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler
October 20: Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected
October 20: St. Louis Cardinals beat Mil Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
October 22: Gene Mauch resigns as manager of Angels
October 24: 12th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
October 24: 13th New York City Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
October 24: "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St. James Theater New York City for 9 performances
October 25: David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 minutes, SA vs. Victoria
October 26: Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
October 26: U.S. budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
October 27: China announces its population at 1 billion people plus
October 27: IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
October 28: NASA launches RCA-E
October 28: Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
October 29: Car maker John DeLorean indicted for drug trafficking, later acquitted
October 29: Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine"
October 30: Portugal revises constitution
October 31: Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pontiff to visit Spain
October 31: "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St. James New York City after 9 performances


November 1: Andrew "Dice" Clay and George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"
November 1: Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract
November 2: Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die
November 2: Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
November 3: Detroit blocks 20 Cleveland Cav shots tying NBA regulation game record
November 3: Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee's 2nd consecutive AL Cy Young
November 4: Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier
November 5: Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)
November 5: George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album
November 6: Joe Altobelli succeeds Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
November 7: Liz Taylor's 7th divorce (John Warner)
November 7: Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
November 7: Turkey adopts constitution
November 7: "Your Arms are Too Short to Box" closes at Alvin New York City after 69 performances
November 9: Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP, unanimously
November 9: Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time
November 10: IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankrupcy
November 10: Susan Cooper/Hume Cronyns "Foxfire," premieres in New York City
November 11: 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
November 11: 5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launched 1st coml flight
November 11: Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters by Tyrus; kills 60
November 11: Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
November 11: Solidarity leader Lech Walesa is let out of jail in Poland
November 12: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 12: U.S.S.R. KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as U.S.S.R. leader
November 12: Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket vs. India, goes to 215
November 13: Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim fatally injured when KOed by Ray Mancini
November 13: Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington D.C.
November 14: Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Walesa freed
November 15: Funeral services held in Moscow's Red Square for Leonid I Brezhnev
November 16: 5th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 5-lands at Edwards AFB
November 16: Aggrement reached ending 57 day football strike
November 16: Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight
November 16: Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing," premieres in London
November 17: Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
November 18: Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
November 20: Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live
November 22: Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas
November 23: Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB and mated for STS-6
November 23: FCC drops limits on duration and frequency of TV ads
November 23: New York Islanders and Minnesota North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
November 24: Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
November 24: Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan
November 26: Clyde King named Yankee manager
November 26: Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
November 26: Yasuhiro Nakasone elected Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
November 27: 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
November 27: Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 vs. England)
November 28: 70th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
November 28: 71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)
November 28: "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 772 performances
November 29: U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
November 30: STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
November 30: U.S. submarine Thomas Edison collides with U.S. Navy destroyer in So China Sea
November 30: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test


December 1: Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart
December 1: Michael Jackson releases 'Thriller'
December 1: Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico
December 2: 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (University of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
December 3: 1st New Jersey Devil hat-trick (Steve Tambellini) defeat Hartford 5-4
December 3: 35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record)
December 3: 77 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in December
December 3: New Jersey Devils 1st hat trick (Steve Tambellini)
December 3: Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez
December 4: 48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB)
December 4: China adopts its constitution
December 4: Police and racist demonstrators clash in Antwerp
December 5: Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 33 pass completions
December 5: Herschel Walker of Georgia wins Heisman Trophy
December 5: Ingrid Berghmans (Netherlands) retains judo's world championship
December 5: Mel Gray ends NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
December 5: Seattle Baptist Church declares sanctuary for Central American refugees
December 5: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 6: 11 soldiers and 6 civilians die by bomb planted by Irish National Liberation Army exploded in a pub in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland
December 6: Bomb attack on Londonderry, North Ireland disco, 17 killed
December 6: Senator Ted and Joan Kennedy divorce
December 7: Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building
December 8: Clark Gilles fails in 7th Islander penalty shot
December 8: Demanding an end to nuclear weapons, Norman Mayer, held Washington Monument hostage. After 10 hours, police kill him he had no explosives
December 8: "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" opens at Ambassador New York City for 6 performances
December 8: Suriname army leader Bouterse murders 15 opponents
December 9: Mary-Beth and William Hurt divorce
December 10: Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas
December 10: Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off
December 12: 57th Australian Womens Tennis: C Evert beats M Navratilova (63 26 63)
December 12: $9,800,000 in cash stolen from money transport car in New York City
December 12: "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" closes at Ambassador New York City after 6 perf
December 12: Joanne Carner/John Mahaffey wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 13: 71st Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (63 63 62)
December 13: Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die
December 14: Marcel Dionne, LA, becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals
December 15: Bill Parcells becomes 12th head coach of New York Giants
December 15: Roy Williams, Teamsters president, and 4 others convicted of bribery
December 15: Sao Tome and Principe constitution approved
December 15: Spain reopens border with Gibraltar
December 16: Tom Seaver agrees to new contract with Mets
December 18: Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds
December 22: William Mastrosimones "Extremities," premieres in New York City
December 24: Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic
December 25: Mudassar Nazar scores century, then Imran rips through Indians
December 26: TIME's Man of the Year is a computer
December 26: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 27: Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory vs. India at Karachi
December 29: Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica
December 29: Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)
December 30: Anthony Shaffers "Whodunnit," premieres in New York City
December 30: England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG
December 30: U.S. Assay Office in New York City, New York closes
December 31: CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after 8 years
December 31: NBC radio cancels almost all of its network daily features
December 31: TV soap "Doctors" ends 19 year run
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