On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1982

Historical Events

  • 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart

Famous Birthdays

  • Pizon [Michael Scala], Italian-American rapper and producer, born in Queens, New York

Famous Deaths

  • David Blue [Cohen], American folk musician, dies of a heart attack while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41
  • Giovanni Ferrari, Italian soccer midfielder and manager (44 caps; Juventus, Internazionale; mgr Italy), dies at 74
  • Isador Goodman, South African-Australian composer, dies at 73
  • Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), dies at 49
1982 Highlights

About December 2, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius