What Happened on February 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday

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 (d. 2007)
  • Kevin Everett, American football player
  • Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
  • Tomas Kopecky, Ice hockey player

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