What Happened on February 17, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Adriano, Brazilian footballer
  • Brian Bruney, American baseball player
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor (Tommy Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
  • Lupe Fiasco, American rapper

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, dies at 64