On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1982

Historical Events

  • Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
  • Heater explodes at Star Elementary School, Oklahoma, kills 6 children & teacher

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer & actress, born in Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Jodie Sweetin, American actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player, born in West Islip, New York
  • Pete Buttigieg, American politician, Mayor of South Bend, 1st openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, born in South Bend, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy (WWII), dies at 77
1982 Highlights

About January 19, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn