On This Day

What Happened on February 4, 1982

Historical Events

  • Indoor distance record for a paper airplane (47m) Tacoma Wash
  • Musical "Pump Boys & Dinettes" opens at Princess Theater, NYC; runs for 573 performances
  • Suriname premier Chin A Sen flees

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Sabin, American professional wrestler, born in Pinckney, Michigan
  • Hedvig Mollestad (Thomassen), Norwegian jazz and psychedelic rock guitarist, composer and vocalist, born in Ålesund, Norway
  • Kimberly Wyatt, American singer & dancer (Pussycat Dolls), born in Warrensburg, Missouri
  • Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist, born in Klaipėda, Lithuania

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Harvey, Scottish singer (The Electric Cowboys), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909)
  • Sue Carol, actress (She's My Weakness), dies at 73 of a heart attack
1982 Highlights

About February 4, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 17 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: The Model/Computer Love - Kraftwerk