What Happened on April 2, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • In exhibition game A's pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15" toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH
  • Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Bianca Chatfield, Australian netball player, born in Somerville, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
  • Jack Evans, American professional wrestler, born in Fountain Valley, California
  • Jeremy Bloom, American skier and football player, born in Loveland, Colorado
  • Leyla Milani, Iranian-Canadian actress and model, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Marco Amelia, Italian World Cup-winning footballer (goalkeeper), born in Frascati, Italy