On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1982

Historical Events

  • Don Lever becomes first captain of NHL New Jersey Devils
  • US marines land in Beirut Lebanon

Famous Birthdays

  • Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Cl├ęber Luis Alberti, Brazilian football goalkeeper, born in Palmital, Brazil
  • Joshua Kennedy, Australian footballer (Australia national soccer team), born in Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
  • Youssouf Hersi, Ethiopian football midfielder, born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Famous Deaths

  • Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu, One Summer of Happiness), dies of bone cancer at 53
1982 Highlights

About August 20, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo