Historical Events for October 1982

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1st - EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida
1st - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1st - West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt for Helmut Kohl
1st - The Sony CDP-101, the world's first commercially released Compact Disc player, is released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)
2nd - Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700
3rd - Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
3rd - Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship
3rd - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
3rd - Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
3rd - Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
4th - Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 5th - 1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
5th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
5th - Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia
5th - Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM
6th - Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals
6th - Fokker's Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk Neth, 17-22 die
7th - Olof Palme forms Swedish government
7th - Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
8th - NJ Devils 1st victory, beating NY Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
8th - Poland bans Solidarity & all labor unions
9th - Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
10th - Brewers beat Angels in ALCS
10th - Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 10th - Pope John Paul II canonizes Rev M Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint
10th - US imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
11th - 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skagg
11th - English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England
11th - Riot in Amsterdam as tram catches fire
12th - 38.6 cm (15.2") of rainfall, Angoon Alaska (state record)
12th - Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor getrs world sereis record 5 hits
Versatile Athlete Jim ThorpeVersatile Athlete Jim Thorpe 13th - IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics
13th - NJ Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever
14th - 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea
14th - Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
14th - NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
14th - President Reagan proclaims war against drugs
16th - Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
16th - Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return
16th - Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 16th - USSR performs underground nuclear test
17th - 1st live orch on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)
17th - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
17th - Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
17th - Sam Shepard's "True West" premieres in NYC
17th - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
19th - Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (Not guilty)
20th - Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
20th - Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler
20th - Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected
20th - St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
20th - During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
22nd - Gene Mauch resigns as manager of Angels
24th - "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 perfs
24th - 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
24th - 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 24th - Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
25th - David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
26th - Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
26th - US budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
27th - China announces its population at 1 billion people plus
27th - IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
28th - NASA launches RCA-E
28th - Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
29th - Car maker John DeLorean indicted for drug trafficking, later acquitted
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 29th - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine"
30th - Portugal revises constitution
31st - "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St James NYC after 9 perfs
31st - Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pontiff to visit Spain

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