On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Cold Sunday" in the United States would see temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl scores a 6–7, 2–6, 7–6, 6–2, 6–4 win over American Vitas Gerulaitis to claim his first of 5 ATP Masters Grand Prix titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Varkatzas, American Singer (Atreyu)
  • Amanda Wilkinson, Canadian singer
  • Dwyane Wade, American basketball player (Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls), born in Chicago, Illinois