What Happened on February 5, 1982

Historical Events

  • British airline Laker Airways collapses owing 270M pounds ($351M)
  • DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
  • President of Suriname Hendrick Chin A Sen resigns and flees to the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2007)
  • Kevin Everett, American football player, born in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Mikuru Suzuki, Japanese darts player (BDO Women's World C'ship 2019), born in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer, born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina
  • Tomas Kopecky, Slovak ice hockey player, born in Ilava, Slovakia

Famous Deaths

  • Dolores Moran, actress (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 56
  • Neil Aggett, South African worker's union leader, commits suicide
  • Wies [Aloisius CA] Moens, Flemish writer/nazi, dies at 84
1982 Highlights

About February 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 25 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