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

LovePerson of Interest

"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
1982 Highlights

About August 2, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo