Today in History for June 1982

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 85 of 85

1st - Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year
2nd - "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
3rd - 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
3rd - Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
4th - "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA
4th - Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
5th - "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39
5th - 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
5th - 52nd French Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (76 61)
5th - Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle
6th - 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out PLO
6th - 36th Tony Awards: Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby & Nine win
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova 6th - 52nd French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats G Vilas (16 76 60 64)
6th - Bernard Glassman, installed as abbot of Zen Center of NY
6th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA McDonald 's Golf Classic
7th - 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
7th - Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena
7th - LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
7th - NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers
7th - US President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II
7th - Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 8th - 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Phila 76ers, 4 games to 2
8th - Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die
8th - Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time
8th - US President Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament
9th - General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself president of Guatemala
9th - Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
10th - "Taxi" last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
10th - Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
10th - Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 10th - John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
11th - Israel & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon
11th - Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
11th - Movie "ET the Extra-Terrestrial" released (highest grossing film)
11th - Pope John Paul II visits Argentina
12th - 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
12th - Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands
12th - Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam
13th - 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
13th - Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69
14th - Argentina surrenders to Britain on Falkland Is, ends 74-day conflict
15th - Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
15th - Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education
16th - Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners
17th - US President Reagan 1st UN Gen Assembly address ("evil empire" speech)
17th - President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat
18th - ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations
18th - Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote
19th - The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
Golfer Tom WatsonGolfer Tom Watson 20th - 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL Calif
20th - Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington
20th - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
20th - Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)
21st - Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"
21st - John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity
22nd - Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
22nd - Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
22nd - Prince Charles & Princess Diana take son Prince William home from hospital
Duke of Cambridge; RAF Search and Rescue helicopter pilot Prince WilliamDuke of Cambridge; RAF Search and Rescue helicopter pilot Prince William 22nd - Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
23rd - "Cleavage" opens & closes at Playhouse Theater NYC
23rd - -117°F; All time low at South Pole
23rd - Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
23rd - Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
23rd - Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight
24th - Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
24th - Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (Soyuz T-16)
24th - Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
24th - US Supreme Court rules president can't be sued for actions in office
25th - Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
25th - San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair
25th - US Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr resigns, replaced by Schultz
25th - Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military.
25th - South African President P.W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control
26th - Carlos Lopes runs European record 10km (27:34.39)
26th - US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces
27th - "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances
27th - "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC
27th - STS-4 Launch (Columbia)
27th - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
28th - Prince Charles & Lady Diana name their baby "William"
29th - Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended
30th - "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 perfs
30th - Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
30th - Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
30th - NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 51 of 51

1st - Justine Henin (formerly Henin-Hardenne), Belgian tennis player
2nd - Jewel Staite, Canadian actress
3rd - Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter
4th - Ronnie Prude, National Football League player
4th - Jin, Chinese-American rapper
4th - Jamie Dornan, Irish model and actor
7th - Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
8th - Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
8th - Irina Lazareanu, Romanian-Canadian model
8th - Katy Morgan-Davies, British politician
8th - Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
9th - Amber Yoder, Miss Indiana Teen USA (1997)
9th - Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer
9th - Andrew Walker, Canadian actor
10th - Tara Lipinski, Philadelphia Pa, figure skater (1997 World Champ)
10th - Princess Madeleine of Sweden
11th - Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier
11th - Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler
11th - Joey Graham, American basketball player
11th - Steven Graham, American basketball player
11th - Diana Taurasi, American basketball player
12th - Loïc Duval, French racing driver
12th - Ben Blackwell, American musician
12th - Jason David, American football player
13th - Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete
14th - Jamie Green, British racing driver
15th - Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi cricketer
15th - Haley Scarnato, American singer
16th - May Andersen, Danish supermodel
16th - Matt Costa, American singer/songwriter
16th - Missy Peregrym, Canadian actress
16th - Chris Wingert, American soccer player
17th - Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player
18th - Sean Conant, Irish-American artist
19th - David Pollack, American football player
19th - Joe Cheng, Taiwanese actor
19th - Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player
Duke of Cambridge; RAF Search and Rescue helicopter pilot Prince WilliamDuke of Cambridge; RAF Search and Rescue helicopter pilot Prince William (21st) 21st - Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, London, England, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana
22nd - Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
22nd - Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
24th - Brian Fitzgerald, American writer
24th - Kevin Nolan, English footballer
24th - Mark Penney, Canadian film director
24th - Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
24th - Clint Bajada, Maltese television and radio presenter
25th - Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player
25th - Rain, Korean singer (Rain, Jeong Ji-Hoon)
30th - Dan Jacobs, American guitarist (Atreyu)
30th - Andy Knowles, British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
30th - Mitch Maier, American baseball player
30th - Lizzy Caplan, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Mean Girls, Marlena Diamond-Cloverfield)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Actor Michael KeatonActor Michael Keaton (5th) 5th - Actor Michael Keaton (30) weds actress Caroline McWilliams (37)
26th - Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 33 of 33

1st - Hendrik Algra, Newspaper publisher/Dutch MP (ARP), dies
2nd - Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (b. 1904)
6th - Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
8th - [Leroy] Satchel Paige, US baseball pitcher, dies at 75
9th - Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician, dies at 60
9th - Hank Ladd, TV host (Arrow Show, Waiting for the Break), dies at 74
10th - Addie "Micki" Harris, US singer (Shirelles-Mama Said), dies at 42
10th - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director, dies of drug overdose at 36
12th - Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
12th - Sgt Ian McKay VC, British soldier (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
13th - Abdul Aziz Khaled, King of Saudi-Arabia, dies at 69
13th - Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies
13th - Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
14th - Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
14th - Marjorie Bennett, actress (Blossom-Dobie Gillis), dies at 87 of cancer
15th - Art[hur E] Pepper, US, alto saxophonist, dies at 56
15th - Neil Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 90
16th - James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist (Pretenders), overdoses on drugs
18th - Curt Jurgens, actor (Disorder), dies of an acute heart attack at 66
18th - Djuna Barnes, writer, dies
18th - John Cheever, Pulitzer prize winning author, dies at 70 in Ossining
18th - Roberto Calvi, director (Banco Ambrosiano), hangs himself
19th - John Cheever, US writer (Wapshot Chronicle, Pulitzer), dies at 70
22nd - Alan Webb, actor (King Lear, Challenge to Lassie), dies at 75
23rd - Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
26th - Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, dies
26th - Andre Tchaikowsy, pianist/composer, dies
26th - Charles Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison for James Bond films, dies at 71
26th - Sandy Powell, costume designer, dies at 82
27th - Jack Mullaney, actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), dies at 49
28th - Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Sterren stralen overal), dies
28th - Harry Mills, US, singer (Mills Brothers), dies at 70
29th - Gerard[us PM] Knuvelder, literature historian (Anthology), dies

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