On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1982

Historical Events

  • 24th Grammy Awards: Betty Davis Eyes, Double Fantasy wins
  • Boston Celtics begin an 18 NBA game winning streak

Sports History

Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92

Famous Birthdays

  • Emanuel Villa, Argentine footballer
  • Fala Chen, Chinese-American actress (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), born in Chengdu, China
  • Klára Zakopalová, Czech tennis player
  • Nick Blackburn, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
1982 Highlights

About February 24, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces