What Happened on December 28, 1982

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: Juventus striker Paolo Rossi is named best European football player; beats Bordeaux midfielder Alain Giresse and Juventus' Polish midfielder Zbigniew Boniek

Famous Birthdays

  • Cedric Benson, American football player, born in Midland, Texas
  • Fran├žois Gourmet, Belgian decathlete, born in Libramont-Chevigny, Belgium
  • Kevin Pereira, American television host, born in Rochester, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, dies at 84
1982 Highlights

About December 28, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

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