On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1982

Historical Events

  • Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England

Famous Birthdays

  • Adriano, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Brian Bruney, American baseball player, born in Astoria, Oregon
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and filmmaker (Third Rock From the Sun, Inception), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Lee Strasberg, Austrian acting coach and actor (The Godfather: Part II, Somewhere in the Night), dies at 80
  • Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
  • Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer ("Straight, No Chaser"; "'Round Midnight"), dies of a stroke at 64
1982 Highlights

About February 17, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 11 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