On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1982

Historical Events

  • Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Bianca Chatfield, Australian netball defender (42 caps; World C'ship gold 2007; C'wealth Games gold 2014) and TV personality (The Block 2018), born in Somerville, Mornington Peninsula, Australia
  • David Ferrer, Spanish tennis player (World #3 2013; Davis Cup champion Spain 2008, 09, 11; French Open 2013 runner-up; 23 ATP titles), born in X├ábia, Alicante, Spain
  • Jeremy Bloom, American alpine skier (FIS Freestyle World Ski C'ships gold dual moguls 2003) and football wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Loveland, Colorado
  • Leyla Milani, Iranian-Canadian actress and model, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Marco Amelia, Italian soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; 2006 FIFA World Cup; Livorno), born in Frascati, Italy
1982 Highlights

About April 2, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries