What Happened on January 2, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • "The Epic in Miami", in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records
  • Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Athanasia Tsoumeleka, Greek race walker