What Happened on February 8, 1982

Historical Events

  • Los Angeles Dodgers trade 2B Davey Lopes to Oakland A's, breaking up MLB's longest-playing infield (Garvey-Lopes-Russell-Cey) after 8 1/2 seasons

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Tamberelli, American actor, comedian, and musician, born in Wyckoff, New Jersey
  • Eric Alexander, American NFL football linebacker, 2004-10 (New England Patriots, and 2 other teams), born in Tyler, Texas
  • Sousuke Takaoka, Japanese actor (Battle Royale), born on Tokyo, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • John Hay Whitney, American financier and philanthropist, dies at 76
  • Kurt Edelhagen, German jazz pianist and big bandleader, dies at 61
1982 Highlights

About February 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 16 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: A Town Called Malice/Precious - Jam