On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1982

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball 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

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Roger Ebert's "Movie News" premieres on ABC FM network

Famous Birthdays

  • Grady Sizemore, American baseball player, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer, born in Vila do Conde, Portugal

Famous Weddings

  • "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, composer, dies at 65
1982 Highlights

About August 2, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo