On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1982

Historical Events

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

Sports History

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex Varkatzas, American heavy metal singer (Atreyu), born in Orange County, California
  • Amanda Wilkinson, Canadian country music singer, born in Belleville, Canada
  • Dwyane Wade, American basketball player (Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls), born in Chicago, Illinois
1982 Highlights

About January 17, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn