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

NHL Record

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobi Wine [Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu], Ugandan politician and pop star, born in Mpigi District, Uganda
  • 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? 40 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Centerfold - The J. Geils Band
  • UK #1 Song: A Town Called Malice/Precious - Jam