On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1982

Historical Events

  • 7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor Ky

Sports History

Future Hockey Hall of Fame center Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Rich Costello, a 2nd round draft pick and future considerations

Music History

Heavy metal musician Ozzy Osbourne allegedly bites the head off a bat on stage in Des Moines, Iowa

  • Honduras constitution goes into effect
  • Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament

Famous Deaths

  • Marc Demeyer, Belgian road racing cyclist (Paris-Brussels 1974), dies at 31
1982 Highlights

About January 20, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

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