What Happened on April 17, 1982

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Queen Elizabeth II sign 'Proclamation of the Constitution Act', establishes Charter of Rights and Freedoms as part of the country’s new Constitution

Music History

Country music legend Johnny Cash hosts Saturday Night Live, participates in skits, performs medley of hits; Elton John is additional musical guest

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Boyes, Canadian hockey player, 2003-16 (St. Louis Blues, and 6 other teams), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Lee Joon-gi, South Korean actor and model, born in Busan, South Korea
Born in 1982

About April 17, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • UK #1 Song: My Camera Never Lies - Bucks Fizz