On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1982

Historical Events

  • 11th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #8 Southern California, 26-10
  • 30 Something stars Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
  • 48th Orange Bowl: #1 Clemson beats #4 Nebraska, 22-15
  • 48th Sugar Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats #2 Georgia, 24-20
  • 68th Rose Bowl: #12 Washington beats #13 Iowa, 28-0
  • MTA launches a 5 year capital program to upgrade the NYC subway system
  • Peru's Javier Pérez de Cuéllar becomes the 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • David Nalbandian, Argentine tennis player (ATP Finals 2005; Wimbledon 2002 runner-up), born in Unquillo, Argentina
  • Egidio Arévalo, Uruguayan soccer midfielder (90 caps; Bella Vista), born in Paysandú, Uruguay

Famous Deaths

  • Margot Grahame [Margaret Clark], British actress (The Three Musketeers, Criminal Lawyer), dies from chronic bronchitis at 70
  • Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans), dies at 83
  • Victor Buono, American actor & comic (Mr Schubert-Man from Atlantis), dies at 43
1982 Highlights

About January 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn