What Happened on January 30, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win

Actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
  • Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners

Famous Birthdays

  • Jorge Cantu, Mexican baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • FĂ©lix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • Lightning Hopkins, rocker, dies of cancer at 69
  • Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73
  • Stanley Holloway, comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91