WheelerFrost is celebrating its 30 year anniversary this year. Let's take a look back at the headlines from June 1982:
Buckingham Palace announces that a son has been born to Prince Charles and Lady Diana, the Prince and Princess of Wales. The child, named William Arthur Phillip Louis, is second in line to the British throne.
A federal jury finds John W. Hinckley, Jr. not guilty by reason of insanity of shooting President Reagan and three others on March 30, 1981. Hinckley is committed to a Washington, D.C. hospital for an indefinite period.
Efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution end in failure when legislators in three additional states cannot be persuaded in sufficient numbers to vote approval of the measure before the midnight deadline.
The U.S. Open Golf Championship is won by Tom Watson at Pebble Beach in Pebble Beach, California. He collects a $60,000 purse for the victory.
Israel carries out previous warnings by invading Lebanon by land, sea, and air. The announced objective is to destroy strongholds of the PLO. The U.N. Security Council demands that Israel withdraw its troops, but Israel rejects the demand.
The Los Angeles Lakers win the National Basketball Association championship, defeating the Philadelphia '76ers by four games to two.
A massive parade and peace rally, organized by religious and secular groups, is held in New York City to coincide with a special UN session on disarmament. The crowd is estimated to be about 750,000, making it the largest protest rally in US history. A "No Nukes" concert is held in conjunction with the rally, similar to the one on the CED title "No Nukes: the Muse Concert."
The Falklands War ends when Argentine troops, surrounded in Stanley, the capital, surrender to the British. Great Britain later reports that 255 of its soldiers and civilians lost their lives in the fighting. Argentina's loses are believed to be three or four times heavier.
Federal epidemiologists investigating the immune system disorder AIDS report evidence linking the illness to an unknown infectious agent.
A compromise budget of $769.82 billion, with a deficit of $103.9 billion for fiscal year 1983, is given final approval by Congress.
President Reagan announces the resignation of Alexander M. Haig, Jr., as U.S. Secretary of State over a foreign policy dispute. George P. Shultz, who held a cabinet post in the Nixon administration, is nominated as Haig's successor.
Strategic arms reduction talks (START) between the United States and Russia begin in Geneva, Switzerland.
#1 song of June 1982 is "Ebony and Ivory" a collaboration between Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.