On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1982

Historical Events

  • Anguilla (dependent territory of UK) adopts constitution
  • NHL Quebec center Peter Stastny scores 4th career hat trick and 4 assists, and his brother Marian adds 5 assists to lead the Nordiques to an 8-5 win at Boston
  • US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama

Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Thorkildsen, Norwegian athlete (Olympic gold men's javelin 2004, 08; World C'ship gold 2009), born in Kristiansand, Norway
  • Gemma Hunt, British children's television presenter, born in Wiltshire, England
  • Sam Huntington, American actor (Jungle 2 Jungle, Being Human), born in Peterborough, New Hampshire
  • Taran Killam, American comedian, actor, and writer (Saturday Night Live, 2010-16; Single Parents), born in Culver City, California
1982 Highlights

About April 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries