On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1982

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

  • Cheeleader Melissa [Melissa Anderson], American professional wrestler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Phil Jagielka, English footballer (Sheffield United), born in Sale, England

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
1982 Highlights

About August 17, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo