On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1982

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Kielburger, Canadian labour activist
  • Josh Barfield, American baseball player
  • Onur Ozsu, Turkish music artist, born in Izmir
  • Ryan Moats, National Football League runningback
  • Stephane Lasme, Gabonese basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Homer S. Ferguson, American politician (b. 1889)
  • Leonid Kogan, Soviet Russian violinist (Lenin Prize, 1952), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Philipp Jarnach, French pianist, composer, and music educator (Hamburg Music Academy, 1949-70), dies at 90
1982 Highlights

About December 17, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Maneater - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • UK #1 Song: Save Your Love - Renee & Renato