What Happened on August 2, 1982

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 100th MLB base of the season in 6-5 win v Seattle, first to steal 100 twice in modern era

  • Roger Ebert's "Movie News" premieres on ABC FM network

Famous Birthdays

  • Grady Sizemore, American MLB baseball centerfielder, 2004-15, 3X All-Star (Cleveland Indians and 3 other teams), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer, born in Vila do Conde, Portugal
Born in 1982

Famous Weddings

John Malkovich

"Dangerous Liaisons" actor John Malkovich (28) weds film and stage actress Glenne Headly (27)

Famous Deaths

  • Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93
  • Rudolf Maros, Hungarian composer (Sirato/Lament; Euphonies), and pedagogue, dies at 65

About August 2, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
  • UK #1 Song: Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners with The Emerald Express