What Happened on August 17, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • First Compact Discs (CDs) released to the public in Germany
  • LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
  • South Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Melissa Anderson, American professional wrestler
  • Phil Jagielka, English footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Barney Phillips [Bernard Philip Ofner], American actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), dies from cancer at 68
  • Ruth Voorst, South African (A World Apart), killed by letter bomb