What Happened on January 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 11th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #8 Southern California, 26-10
  • 30 Something stars Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
  • 48th Orange Bowl: #1 Clemson beats #4 Nebraska, 22-15
  • 48th Sugar Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats #2 Georgia, 24-20
  • 68th Rose Bowl: #12 Washington beats #13 Iowa, 28-0
  • MTA launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the NYC subway system
  • Peru's Javier Pérez de Cuéllar becomes the 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system

Famous Birthdays

  • David Nalbandian, Argentinian tennis player

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans), dies at 83
  • Victor Buono, actor (Mr Schubert-Man from Atlantis), dies at 43
  • Vladimir K Zworykin, Russ/American engineer (cathode-ray tube), dies