On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1982

Historical Events

  • Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners

Sports History

WBC super welterweight champion Wilfred Benitez of Puerto Rico defeats boxing legend Roberto Durán of Panama in a 15-round unanimous decision at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas


Famous Deaths

  • Félix Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76

Lightnin Hopkins

Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), dies of esophageal cancer at 69

  • Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73
  • Stanley Holloway, English comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91
1982 Highlights

About January 30, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius