On This Day

What Happened on February 12, 1982

Historical Events

  • 32nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Veronika Voss" wins the Golden Bear
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobi Wine [Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu], Ugandan politician and pop star, born in Mpigi District, Uganda
  • Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper, born in Messene, Greece
  • Onil Joseph, Dominican baseball player, born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

Famous Deaths

  • Hal Hooker, cricket (307 partners with Kippax for last wicket), dies
  • Kees Rijnsdorp, Dutch writer (Culprit), dies at 87
1982 Highlights

About February 12, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius