What Happened on February 26, 1982

Historical Events

Sports History

Test Cricket debut of batsman Martin Crowe, playing for New Zealand v Australia in Wellington, run out for 9

Famous Birthdays

  • Katherine Hull Kirk, Australian golfer (British Open 2010 runner-up; 3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Li Na

Li Na, Chinese tennis player (French Open 2011, Australian Open 2014), born in Wuhan, China

  • Sara Gazarek, American jazz vocalist and educator, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Song Hye Kyo, South Korean model & actress, born in Daegu, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese actor and director (Gate of Hell; A Page of Madness; Jujiro; Jigoku-mon), dies at 86
1982 Highlights

About February 26, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

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