1981 in History
January 1 Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for college football title
January 1 Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community
January 1 International Year for the Disabled begins
January 1 Palau, Trust Territory of Pacific Islands, becomes self-governing
January 1 Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors
January 2 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 m butterfly (2:05.65)
January 2 Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, WI vs. Pakistan
January 3 55th Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (60 75)
January 3 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
January 3 Greg Chappell scores 204 vs. India at the SCG
January 3 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)
January 4 69th Australian Mens Tennis: B Teacher beats Kim Warwick (75 76 63)
January 4 British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper"
January 4 "Frankenstein" opens and closes on Broadway
January 4 "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 578 performances
January 5 British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a truck driver later convicted of "Yorkshire Ripper" murders of 13 women
January 5 "Nightline" with Ted Koppel extended from 20 minutes to 30 minutes
January 6 50th hat trick in Islander history - John Tonelli scored 5 goals
January 8 India all out 63 in one-day international vs. Australia
January 8 "Pirates of Penzance" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 772 performances
January 8 Reds become last team to sign a free agent (Larry Biitner)
January 9 Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal
January 10 El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive"
January 10 John Severin sets 100-mi unicycle speed record, 9 h 21 m
January 11 British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest and fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles)
January 11 Palau adopts constitution
January 11 "Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 93 performances
January 12 -35 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Chester, Massachusetts (state record)
January 12 Dynasty, a prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, premieres on ABC
January 12 "Dynasty" with Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV
January 13 Barbara Sonntag, Colorado, crochets record 147 stitches/minute for 1/2 hour
January 13 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson and Howard Nemerov
January 13 Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals
January 14 FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
January 15 Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
January 15 "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV
January 16 Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth
January 16 Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bjorn Borg
January 16 John Lennon releases "Woman" in the United Kingdom
January 16 Protestant gunmen shoot and wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and husband
January 17 Philippino president Marcos ends state of siege
January 18 Iran accepts U.S. offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets
January 18 Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity
January 19 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
January 19 U.S. and Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
January 20 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days are freed
January 20 Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret), ends term as 12th director of CIA
January 20 Frank C Carlucci, ends term as deputy director of CIA
January 20 Islander Glenn Resch's 25th and last shut-out opponent-Flames 5-0
January 20 Ronald Reagan inaugurated as president
January 21 Bernhard Goetz is assault for 1st time on a New York subway train
January 21 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" opens at Bijou Theater New York City for 54 performances
January 22 40th Islander shut-out opponent-3-0 vs Red Wings-Billy Smith 15th
January 22 O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of New Orleans Saints
January 23 1st Richard Nixon museum opens in San Clemente, California
January 23 Jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin
January 23 Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games
January 23 Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana and Joe Rudi
January 24 Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques
January 24 Kim Hughes scores 213 vs. India at Adelaide
January 25 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
January 25 Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death
January 25 Superbowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, quarterback
January 26 Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 vs. Australia at Adelaide Oval
January 28 "5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 12 performances
January 28 Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision
January 28 William J Casey becomes 13th director of CIA (until 1987)
January 29 AL approves sale of White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn for $20 million, and 80% of Mariners to George Argyros for $104 million
January 30 8th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers wins
January 31 38th Golden Globes: Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter
January 31 Gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1:13.39)
January 31 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1
February 1 11th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 21-7
February 1 31st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-120 at Cleveland
February 1 Duke Ellington-musical "Sophisticated Ladies," premieres in New York City
February 1 Dutch Antilles census is 231,932
February 1 French government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq
February 1 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-7
February 1 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
February 1 Trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKechnie, WSC Final MCG
February 3 Australia beats New Zealand 3-1 to win World Series Cup
February 3 Gro Harlem Brundtland elected premier of Norway
February 5 Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
February 5 Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy
February 5 "Piaf" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 165 performances
February 6 Beatles McCartney, Starr and Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon
February 6 "Brady Brides," debuts on NBC TV
February 6 Suleiman Nyambui runs world record 5k indoor (13:20.4)
February 8 "5 O'Clock Girl" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 12 performances
February 8 "Brigadoon" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 133 performances
February 8 Sally Little wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
February 8 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Elaine Zayak
February 8 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
February 10 33rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 4-1 at LA
February 10 8 killed and 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
February 10 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
February 11 Australia all out 83 vs. India at MCG chasing 143 to win
February 11 Polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski
February 12 Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
February 12 Arbitrator Goetz declares Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk a free agent
February 12 Cape Verde amends its constitution
February 12 Pete Squires sets record for 1575 steps of Empire State Building, 10m
February 13 Longest sentence published by New York Times-1286 words
February 15 Joanne Carner wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
February 15 Rocket-powered ice sled attains 399 kph, Lake George, New York
February 17 Chrysler Corp reports largest corporate losses in U.S. history
February 19 George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" "My Sweet Lord" with "He's So Fine"
February 20 Flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds
February 20 James Sanford equals 50m indoor world record (5.61 sec)
February 21 Japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)
February 21 NASA launches Comstar D-4
February 21 "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
February 22 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic
February 23 People mag features drug ordeal of Mackenzie and Papa John Phillips
February 23 Spanish coup under Lt-colonel Antonio Tejero Molina fails
February 24 Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
February 24 Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer
February 24 Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Scarsdale diet doctor Tarnower
February 25 23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins
February 25 Calgary Flames scored 11 goals against the Islanders
February 25 Executive Board of Baseball Players Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved
February 25 L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain
February 25 New York Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames
February 25 NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 minutes)
February 25 Rita Jenrette (wife of Abscam congressman) appears on Donahue
February 25 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 26 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
February 26 84 penalties (406 minutes) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minnesota and Boston
February 26 French Train Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run
February 27 Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747
February 27 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder record "Ebony and Ivory"
February 28 Calvin Murphy (Houston), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws
February 28 China throws out Netherlands ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan
March 1 Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike in Maze Prison
March 1 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
March 1 "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne New York City for 767 performances
March 2 Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists
March 2 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WWDC in Washington D.C.
March 3 Isle's Mike Bossy 9th and final hat trick of season-4 goals
March 3 New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie
March 5 "Bring Back Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 4 performances
March 5 Ice Dance Championship at Hartford won by Jayne Torvill and C Dean (GRB)
March 5 Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva and I Lisovski (URS)
March 5 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Hartford won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
March 5 U.S. government grants Atlanta $1 million to search for black boy murderer
March 6 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
March 6 Soyuz 39 returns to Earth
March 6 Walter Cronkite signs-off as anchorman of CBS Evening News
March 6 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann
March 7 1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death
March 7 "Bring Back Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 4 performances
March 8 Dennis Lillee ct by Qld 12th man Dennis Lillie in Shield game
March 8 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
March 8 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" closes at Bijou Theater New York City after 54 performances
March 9 Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News
March 11 Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
March 11 Johnny Mize and Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
March 12 Soyuz T-4 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
March 12 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Marry Me a Little," premieres in New York City
March 12 Walter R T Witschey installs world's largest sundial, Richmond, Virginia
March 13 NCAA St. Joseph's upsets top seed DePaul
March 15 "Broadway Follies" opens/closes at Nederlander Theater New York City
March 15 Suriname failed coup under Sergeant-Major Wilfred Hawker
March 17 FC Lisse, Dutch soccer team forms
March 18 Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period (vs Toronto)
March 19 2 workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident
March 19 Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4
March 19 Emmy 8th Daytime Awards - Susan Lucci loses for 2nd time
March 20 Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron sentenced to 8 years
March 20 Jean Harris sentenced 15-to-life for slaying of Scarsdale Diet Dr
March 22 1st class postage raised to 18 cents from 15 cents
March 22 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am Golf Tournament
March 22 Soyuz 39 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Mongolian) to Salyut 6
March 22 Toshihiko Seko runs world record 25k (1:13:55.8)/30k (1:29:18.8)
March 23 Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions
March 24 Bombay beat Delhi by innings and 46 to win Ranji Cricket Trophy
March 24 Colombia drops diplomatic relations with Cuba
March 24 "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC
March 26 Police and Albanian demonstrators battle in Kosovo Yugoslavia
March 26 Soyuz T-4 lands
March 27 John Lennon releases "Watching the Wheels" in the United Kingdom
March 28 Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 m 40.18 sec
March 28 France performs nuclear test
March 28 Gabi Schonbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4:21.70)
March 28 Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua
March 28 Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (36.91 seconds)
March 29 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
March 29 Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m
March 29 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 29 "Woman of the Year" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 770 performances
March 30 43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Champ: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50
March 30 President Reagan shot and wounded by John W Hinckley III
March 31 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: Can't Stop the Music wins
March 31 53rd Academy Awards - "Ordinary People," R De Niro and Sissy Spacek win
April 1 CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)
April 2 Belgium's 4th government of Martens resigns
April 2 Heavy battle between Christian militia and Syrian army in East Lebanon
April 3 Arnie Boldt of Saskatchewan jumped 6' 8.25," with 1 leg
April 3 Race riots in London's Brixton area
April 4 Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)
April 5 10th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nancy Lopez
April 5 Philadelphia Flyers amass a record 2,621 penalty minutes
April 6 Yugoslav government sends troops to Kosovo
April 7 Belgium Eyskens government forms
April 7 Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec
April 8 Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs
April 9 Los Angeles Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0
April 9 U.S. submarine George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
April 10 "Caveman" with Ringo premieres
April 10 Computer glitch keeps Space Shuttle Columbia grounded
April 10 France performs nuclear test
April 10 Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands elected to British Parliament
April 11 Larry Holmes beats Trevor Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
April 11 Race riot in London area of Brixton
April 11 Ronald Reagan arrives home from hospital after Hinkley shot him
April 11 Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen
April 12 45th Golf Masters Championship: Tom Watson wins, shooting a 280
April 12 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
April 12 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
April 12 Maiden voyage of space shuttle Columbia
April 13 Pulitzer prize awarded to Beth Henley for "Crimes of the Heart"
April 13 Washington Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax)
April 14 1st Space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth
April 15 Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award 8-year-old heroin addict story is a lie, Washington Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story
April 16 Columbia space shuttle returns
April 16 "Copperfield" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 13 performances
April 17 Isle Potvin's 3 playoff power-play goals tie NHL record vs Oilers
April 17 Ranger's Anders Hedberg is 2nd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
April 18 Pawtucket and Rochester start a 33-inning baseball game
April 19 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf
April 19 Oakland A's runs record to 11-0
April 19 Rochester Red Wings and Pawtucket Red Sox play to 2-2 tie in 32 innings, game suspended at 4:07 AM (Pawtucket later wins in 33rd)
April 19 William Finn's musical "March of Falsettos," premieres in New York City
April 20 10th Boston Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe of New Zealand in 2:26:46
April 20 85th Boston Marathon won by Toshihiko Seko of Japan in 2:09:26
April 20 Final performance of TV show "Soap" airs
April 20 Rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession
April 21 U.S. furnish $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia
April 22 10,000 copper workers in Chile strike
April 22 Almost 1 million West German metal workers in strike
April 22 Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts
April 22 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
April 24 Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey
April 24 IBM-PC computer introduced
April 24 San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record
April 24 U.S. ends grain embargo against U.S.S.R.
April 25 Mariners manager Maury Wills is suspended for 2 games after ordering Seattle's grounds crew to enlarge batter's boxes by one foot
April 25 Maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)
April 26 "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 13 performances
April 26 Largest U.S. bank robbery in Tucson, Arizona, more than $33 million stolen
April 27 1st female soccer official is hired by NASL
April 27 Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach]
April 29 Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women)
April 29 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st lefty to strike out 3,000 batters
April 30 16th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell and George Jones
April 30 "Can-Can" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 5 performances
May 1 Billie Jean King admits to a lesbian affair with Marilyn Barnett
May 1 Harrison A. Williams, Senator-D-New Jersey, convicted on FBI Abscam charges
May 1 Harrison A. Williams, Senator-D-New Jersey, convicted on FBI Abscam charges
May 1 Radio Shack releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3
May 2 107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02
May 2 Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes
May 3 "Can-Can" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 5 performances
May 3 "Moony, Shapiro Songbook" opens and closes at Morosco Theater New York City
May 3 Sally Little wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
May 4 Rockline premieres on KLOS FM in Los Angeles
May 4 Silvana Cruciata runs 15k female world record (49:44.0)
May 4 Yankee Ron Davis strikes out 8 consecutive Angels, ran record of 13 strikeouts of last 14 faced, also saved Gene Nelsons 1st win, 4-2
May 5 16th and final Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 4-1, hold 8-7-1 edge
May 6 "Inacent Black" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 14 performances
May 6 Mariners manager Maury Wills is fired and replaced by Rene Lachemann
May 6 U.S. expels Libyan diplomats
May 8 Ron Davis pitches 10th consecutive strike out, 1 short of record
May 9 Kazimiroff Blvd in Bronx named for a Bronx historian
May 10 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
May 10 Francois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for President of France
May 10 Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits San Francisco Giants, 4-0
May 11 Andrew Lloyd Webber/T.S. Eliot's musical "Cats", premieres in London
May 11 Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" hits #1, stay there 9 weeks
May 12 Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Minnesota
May 12 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander New York City for 333 performances
May 13 Attempt on Pope John Paul II by Mehemet Ali Agca
May 13 Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st Europe Cup II
May 13 Pope John Paul II shot, wounded by assailant in St. Peter's Square
May 14 35th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2
May 14 NASA launches space vehicle S-192
May 15 2nd City TV's (SCTV) network premier (NBC)
May 15 George Harrison releases "All Those Years Ago" in the United Kingdom
May 15 "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" airs
May 15 Len Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs Toronto
May 15 SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City Television debut on NBC
May 15 Soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Rumanian) to Salyut 6
May 16 107th Preakness: Jorge Velasquez aboard Pleasant Colony wins in 1:54.6
May 16 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks
May 16 Houston Astro Craig Reynolds hits 3 triples beating Cubs 6-1
May 16 Pretenders' Martin Chambers weds Tracy Atkinson
May 17 "Inacent Black" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 14 performances
May 17 Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff
May 17 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
May 19 Pirate Jim Bibby gives up a leadoff single to Brave Terry Harper, then retires next 27 batters
May 20 Ipswich Town wins 10th UEFA Cup at Amsterdam
May 21 Francois Mitterrand becomes president of France
May 21 Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA
May 21 Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1
May 22 Soyuz 40 returns to Earth
May 23 Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage
May 23 NASA launches Intelsat V
May 24 Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona Spain
May 24 Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 25 Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial and Aaron)
May 25 Daniel Goodwin, climbs Chicago's Sears Tower in 7 hours
May 25 Rangers' Bill Stein sets AL record with 7 consecutive pinch hits
May 26 Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14
May 27 John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol
May 27 Lenny Randle tries to blow a slow roller foul but ump says no
May 27 Liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris
May 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 29 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 30 Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers
May 30 Los Angeles Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendence (22 games)
May 30 "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
May 31 Cathy Reynolds wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
June 2 Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be
June 3 Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt
June 4 54th National Spelling Bee: Paige Pipkin wins spelling sarcophagus
June 5 Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader, 1,777
June 5 Center of Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays, AIDS
June 5 George Harrison releases "Somewhere in England"
June 6 113th Belmont: George Martens aboard Summing wins in 2:29
June 6 51st French Womens Tennis: Hana Mandlikova beats Sylvia Hanika (62 64)
June 6 Maya Yang Lin wins competition to design the Vietnam War Memorial
June 7 35th Tony Awards: Amadeus and 42nd Street win
June 7 51st French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats I. Lendl (61 46 62 36 61)
June 7 Israeli F-15's and F-16's destroys Iraqi plutonium production facility
June 7 Sandra Post wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Classic
June 8 15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters
June 10 IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from Crumlin Road Jail
June 10 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits
June 10 Sebastian Coe of England sets 800m record (1:41.73) in Florence
June 10 Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co
June 11 Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike
June 12 3rd baseball strike starts
June 12 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike
June 12 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title
June 12 Only candidate Hassan Gouled Aptidon wins Djibouti President election
June 12 "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" starring Harrison Ford premieres
June 13 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
June 13 Teenager fires 6 blanks at Queen Elizabeth II
June 13 Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow"
June 14 27th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
June 17 Battle between Moslems and Christians in Cairo, 14 killed
June 18 Kimberley Ann Smith, of NC, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
June 18 Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires, replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st woman on high court
June 18 Test cricket debut of Terry Alderman, vs. England at Trent Bridge
June 18 Vaccine to prevent hoof and mouth disease announced
June 19 Boeing commercial Chinook 2-rotor helicopter is certified
June 19 European Space Agency's Ariane carries 2 satellites into orbit
June 19 Heaviest known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, South Africa
June 19 India's APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilized on 3 axes, launched
June 20 Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats
June 20 Mudjahedin uprises against Iran regime
June 20 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 55 days for infection
June 21 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
June 21 81st U.S. Golf Open: David Graham shoots 273 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
June 21 Don Fagan and Walter Becker quit Steely Dan
June 21 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf
June 21 Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200
June 21 Socialists/communists win French parliamentary election
June 22 2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
June 22 Iran president Bani Sadr deposed
June 22 John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon
June 22 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon
June 23 33 inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2
June 23 Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
June 23 Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with bases-loaded single in bottom of 33rd inning, Pawtucket beats Rochester 3-2
June 23 French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists
June 23 New York City mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
June 23 "This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater New York City for 28 performances
June 25 Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional
June 26 "For Your Eyes Only" premieres in U.S.
June 27 "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes returns to #1 slot
June 27 Cambodia adopts its constitution
June 27 Pamela Jenks, 21, crowned 14th Miss Black America
June 28 74 government officials die in attack in Iran
June 28 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
June 28 "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 165 performances
June 29 Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Teheran, 72 killed
June 29 Hu Yaobang succeeds Hua Guofeng as leader of China PR
June 30 China's Communist Party condemns late Mao Tse-tung's policy
July 1 Laurel Canyon California murders (4 die, 1 wounded)
July 1 NEC soccer team forms in Nijmegen
July 1 Nell Dunn's "Steaming," premieres in London
July 1 Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam
July 1 Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
July 3 88th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Mandlikova (62 62)
July 3 New York City transit fare rises from 60 cents to 75 cents, new brass Y-cut-out token
July 4 95th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats B Borg (46 76 76 64)
July 4 Clive Rice 105* out of 143 all out, Notts vs. Hants at Bournemouth
July 5 9th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Jan Stephenson
July 5 Premier Begin's Likud party wins Israeli elections
July 5 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 7 1st solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, crosses English Channel
July 7 Sandra Day O'Connor nominated for the Supreme Court
July 8 France performs nuclear test
July 8 Prime Minister Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France
July 8 Senate confirms Sandra Day O'Conner to Supreme Court (99-0)
July 9 Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
July 10 CERN achieves 1st proton-antiproton beam collision (570 GeV)
July 10 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
July 11 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
July 11 Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony
July 11 Sebastian Coe of U.K. sets record for 1K (2:12.18)
July 12 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
July 14 Kevin Wade's "Key Exchange," premieres in London
July 16 India performs nuclear Test
July 16 Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously
July 17 Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B. William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta
July 17 Humbar Estuary Bridge, U.K., world's longest span, 1.4 km, opens
July 17 Israeli bombers destroy PLO/al-Fatah headquarters in Beirut
July 17 Lobby Walkways at KC's Hyatt Regency collapse 114 die, 200 injured
July 17 "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater New York City after 28 performances
July 17 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 18 Part of Hyatt Regency Hotel Kansas City caves in (113 killed)
July 18 Poland Communist Party selects ex-party leader Edward Gierek
July 19 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St. George
July 19 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
July 20 England set for innings loss vs. Australia, Botham hits 100 in 87 balls
July 20 Irene Saez, of Venezuela, crowned 30th Miss Universe
July 21 Australia set 130 to win, all out 111 at Headingley Willis 8-43
July 22 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome to life
July 24 Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran
July 25 Voyager 2 encounters Saturn
July 26 2 climbers fall 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela
July 26 36th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley
July 26 New York Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
July 29 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
July 29 Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
July 29 Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diane Spencer
July 30 Belgian Senate accept laws against racism
July 30 Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms," premieres in London
July 31 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends
July 31 Arnette Hubbard installed as 1st woman president of National Bar Association
August 1 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM
August 1 Poland premier Jagielski resigns
August 2 Australia set 151 to win, all out 121, Botham 5-11 in 14 overs
August 2 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
August 3 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike
August 3 France performs nuclear test
August 4 Columbia mated with SRBs and external tank for STS-2 mission
August 4 Oliver North is assigned to White House duty
August 5 President Regan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers
August 5 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 6 Argentina ex-president Isabel Peron freed
August 6 Due to strike, Yankees, A's, Philles and Dodgers declared 1st champs
August 6 NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed
August 9 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
August 9 6 English lifeguards set relay swim record English Channel (7:17)
August 9 63rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta AC Ga
August 9 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos)
August 9 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA West Virginia Bank Golf Classic
August 9 NL beats AL 5-4 in 52nd All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium)
August 10 Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
August 10 Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record
August 10 Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes
August 12 IBM introduces PC and PC-DOS version 1.0
August 12 Jon Erikson (U.S.) becomes 1st to triple cross English Channel (38:27)
August 13 Last broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS-TV
August 13 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)
August 14 George Foster hits his 8th home run into red seats at Riverfront
August 14 Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career home run off New York Met Mike Scott
August 15 Botham scores a century in 86 balls vs. Australia at Old Trafford
August 15 Robin Leamy of U.S. swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m
August 16 Highest score in World Cup soccor match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)
August 16 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
August 16 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 100m butterfly (57.93)
August 18 Football running back, Herschel Walker, of University of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million
August 18 Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons
August 18 "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 119 performances
August 19 2 U.S. Navy F-14 jet fighters shoot down 2 Soviet-built Libyan SU-22
August 23 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
August 24 American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel
August 24 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life for Lennon's murder
August 25 Jeff Schwartz, sets solo record for trampoline bouncing (266:09)
August 25 Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's murderer, is sentenced to 20 years
August 25 Voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)
August 26 Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
August 26 Voyager 2 takes photo's of Saturn's moon Titan
August 27 Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard Andrea Doria
August 27 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
August 28 John Hinckley, Jr. pleads innocent in attempt to kill President Reagan
August 28 National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
August 28 Sebastian Coe of U.K. sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
August 29 28th Walker Cup: U.S. wins 15-9
August 29 Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))
August 30 Joanne Carner wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
August 31 Dirk Wellham scores 103 on Test Cricket debut, vs. England at Lord's
August 31 Royals manager Jim Frey is fired and replaced by Dick Howser
September 1 Fiona Brothers sets women's propeller boat speed record (116.279 MPH)
September 1 Military coup under general Kolingba in Central African Republic, President Dacko flees
September 1 RKO radio network is 1st to offer 2 separate overnight services
September 1 RKO radio network premieres America Overnight talk show
September 2 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 3 Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game
September 3 Longest game in Fenway Park, suspended in 19, Mariners-7, Red Sox-7
September 4 Longest game at Fenway Park completed in 20, Mariners-8, Red Sox-7
September 4 Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC
September 4 Seattle Mariners beat Boston Red Sox, 8-7, in 20 inn (started 9/3)
September 4 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 6 Bob Lemon named New York Yankee manager for 2nd time
September 6 "They're Playing Our Song" closes at Imperial New York City after 1082 performances
September 7 Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 57 pass attempts
September 7 Jerry Lewis' 16th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,500,000
September 7 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 7 Judge Wapner and People's Court premier on TV
September 7 West Tampa Florida defeats Richmand Virgina, 6-4 to win American Legion World Series
September 9 Vernon Jordan resigns as president of National Urban League
September 10 "Guernica" of Pablo Picasso returns to Spain
September 11 2nd government of Agt forms
September 12 95th U.S. Womens Tennis: Tracy Austin beats M Navratilova (16 76 76)
September 12 Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982
September 12 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
September 12 Red Sox rookie Bob Ojeda no-hits Yankees for 8 innings before Rick Cerone and Dave Winfield lead off 9th with back-to-back doubles
September 13 101st U.S. Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (46 62 64 63)
September 13 33rd Emmy Awards: Taxi, Hill St. Blue, Judd Hirsh and Isabel Sanford wins
September 13 April Moon sets women's handbow distance record of 1,039 yards and 13"
September 13 Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay)
September 13 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
September 13 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 14 Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV
September 15 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical "Laborem exercens" against capitalism/marxism
September 15 U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor
September 16 1st broadcast of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV
September 17 Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with 8th shutout of season
September 19 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform a reunion concert in Central Park
September 19 Satellites China 10 and 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket
September 19 Simon and Garfunkel reunite for a New York City Central Park concert
September 20 24th Ryder Cup: U.S., 18 -9 at Walton Heath GC, England
September 20 Belize declares independence
September 20 Joe Danelo kicks then New York Giant record 55 yard field goal
September 20 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
September 21 Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from U.K.
September 21 Sandra Day O'Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice
September 21 Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)
September 24 Enterprise Radio (all sports) resigns air
September 24 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 25 Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0
September 25 Rolling Stones begin their 6th U.S. tour at John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia
September 26 Houston Astro Nolan Ryan 5th no-hitter beats Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0
September 26 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
September 27 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..," closes at John Golden New York after 588 perf
September 28 Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City
September 30 Last game at Minn's Metropolitan Stadium, lose to Kansas City 5-2
September 30 Seoul, South Korea is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics
October 1 J Chodorov/N Panama's "Talent for Murder," premieres in London
October 1 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 2 Ali Chamenei elected president of Iran
October 3 Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-month hunger strike
October 3 Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
October 4 Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
October 4 Meadowlands Arena opens in New Jersey
October 4 Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest International gymnastics participant
October 5 Dutch guilder/Deutsche mark revalued up 5.5%
October 5 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American
October 7 Hosni Mubarak became acting-president of Egypt
October 7 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yankees beat Brewers 5-3
October 8 1st broadcast of "Cagney and Lacey" on ABC-TV
October 8 President Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral
October 10 Anwar Sadat's funeral service is held in Cairo
October 11 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
October 11 LeRoy Irvin sets yards gained on punt returns record (207 yards)
October 11 Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum
October 11 Yankees beat Brewers 7-3 and win only Eastern Championship Series
October 12 15th Country Music Association Award:
October 12 "Marlowe" opens at Rialto Theater New York City for 48 performances
October 13 Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt
October 14 Yank Graig Nettles is 1st to get 2 hits in same inning of an ALSC game
October 15 New York Yankees capture 33rd AL pennant, sweeping 3 games from Oakland A's
October 16 2nd Dutch government of Van Agt resigns
October 16 Harvey Fierstein's "Torch Song Trilogy," premieres in New York City
October 18 Andreas Papandreous' PASOK wins Greek elections
October 18 New York Giant Joe Danelo ties NFL record of 6 field goals in a game
October 18 Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader
October 19 Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant
October 19 Nicolaas Bloembergen and Arthur Schawlow win Nobel for physics (laser)
October 20 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, New Jersey Nets lose to New York Knicks 103-99
October 20 3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery
October 20 Bomb attack on Antwerp Belgium synagogue, 1 dead, 80 injured
October 22 Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified
October 22 Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW vs. Queensland
October 22 U.S. national debt tops $1 trillion
October 22 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
October 25 11th New York City Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
October 25 12th New York City Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
October 25 200,000 demonstrate in Brussel against cruise missiles
October 25 Allison Roe (2:25:29) and Alberto Salazar (2:08:13) win New York City marathon
October 25 George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator
October 26 Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
October 27 Andrew Young, former United Nations Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
October 28 Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia
October 28 New York Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
October 29 Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies
October 31 1st live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)
November 1 1st Class Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents
November 1 3rd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets up 2-1 with 26-7 win
November 1 Antigua and Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)
November 1 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
November 3 Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers wins AL Cy Young Award
November 4 Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," premieres in New York City
November 4 Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 seconds remaining
November 4 Dr. George Nichopoulas is acquitted of overprescribing addictive drugs for Elvis Presley
November 5 Charles Fuller's "Soldier's Play," premieres in New York City
November 5 Former Dolphin, Mercury Morris, is sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficing, conspiracy, and possession of cocaine
November 6 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie to win a Cy Young Award
November 6 Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
November 7 France performs nuclear test
November 8 Christian Democrats looses Belgium parliamentary election
November 8 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
November 10 Ernest Thompson's "West Side Waltz," premieres in New York City
November 10 "Oh, Brother!" opens at ANTA Theater New York City for 3 performances
November 11 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
November 11 "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 3 performances
November 12 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed, Double Eagle V
November 12 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)
November 12 Bill C. Davis' "Mass Appeal," premieres in New York City
November 12 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year for the Oakland A's
November 12 Great Britain performs nuclear test
November 12 Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World
November 13 Ringo releases "Wrack My Brains"
November 14 2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth
November 14 Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired and working again
November 14 Pakistan all out 62 vs. Australia at WACA, Lillee 5-18
November 14 Paul 'Bear' Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins
November 15 "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 48 performances
November 16 Dennis Lillee kicked Javed Miandad, who waved his bat at Dennis
November 16 Luke marries Laura on General Hospital (16 million watch)
November 16 "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 16 performances
November 17 "1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 37 performances
November 17 NBA New York Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws
November 18 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP
November 20 Anatoly Karpov, U.S.S.R. retains world chess championship
November 20 Burundia adopts its constitution
November 20 El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "limited offensive"
November 20 Ringo releases "Stop and Smell Roses" album
November 21 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles
November 21 Olivia Newton-John's "Physical," single goes #1 and stays for 10 weeks
November 22 69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23
November 22 Browns' quarterback Brian Sipe sets club record by being intercepted 6 times
November 22 "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater New York City after 48 performances
November 22 San Diego Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)
November 22 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
November 24 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
November 25 Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles
November 25 Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP
November 28 Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg and become college football's winningest coach
November 28 "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 16 performances
November 29 Greg Chappell scores 201 vs. Pakistan at Gabba
November 29 "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 119 performances
November 30 New York Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award
November 30 South Africa anti apartheid advocate Bulelani Ngcuka arrested
November 30 Yankees Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year
December 1 180 dies as Yugoslav DC-9 jetliner slams into a mountain
December 1 Yugoslavic DC-9 crashes into mountain at Corsica, 174 killed
December 2 Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers) wins NL Rookie of the Year
December 2 Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco opens at 11:30 AM
December 2 Spanish government requests membership in NATO
December 3 Beth Daniel/Tom Kite wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 3 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 4 According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
December 4 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV
December 4 President Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
December 4 Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333)
December 5 47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern California (RB)
December 5 56th Australian Women Tennis: Navratilova beats Chris Evert (67 64 75)
December 5 France performs nuclear test
December 6 Rob de Castella of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:18
December 7 Spain becomes a member of the NATO alliance
December 8 France performs nuclear test
December 10 El Salvador army kills 900
December 10 Jules Feiffer's "Grownups," premieres in New York City
December 11 Argentine president/general Roberto Viola flees
December 11 Muhammad Ali's 61st and last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick
December 11 Peru's Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes Secretary-General of UN
December 11 Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
December 11 U.N. Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Sec Genl
December 11 Washington Capitals biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto 11-2
December 12 "1st" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 37 performances
December 12 Gambia and Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in Feb 1982
December 12 Wayne Gretzky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)
December 13 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
December 13 Polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists
December 14 Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)
December 15 4th Emmy Sports Award presentation
December 15 NASA launches Intelsat V
December 16 Dutch Van Agt's 2nd government falls
December 17 Members of Red Brigades kidnap Brigadier General James L Dozier
December 20 Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) and most turnovers (10)
December 20 Doug Small (Winnipeg Jets) ties NHL record scoring at 5 second mark
December 20 "Dreamgirls" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 1522 performances
December 20 Harry Krieger/Tom Eyen's musical "Dreamgirls," premieres in New York City
December 21 Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 OTs (NCAA record)
December 22 Argentine general Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as president
December 22 Belgium's 5th government of Martens forms
December 23 Boycott becomes leading run-scorer in Test Crickets with 8033
December 24 Guardian Angels Curtis Sliwa and Lisa Evers marry
December 24 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 26 One of the great day's Test Cricket at the MCG Australia vs. WI
December 27 Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in Test Crickets with 310
December 27 Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)
December 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 28 Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo
December 28 Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98
December 30 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season
December 31 CNN Headline News debuts
December 31 Lt Jerry Rawlings becomes head of Ghana, suspends constitution
December 31 Netherlands unemployment stands at record 475,000