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

Boxing Title Fight

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

1982 History

Famous Deaths

  • Félix Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76
  • Riccardo Nielsen, Italian composer (99th Psalm; La via di Colombo), dies at 73
  • Stanley Holloway, English comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91

Lightnin Hopkins (1912-1982)

American blues musician (Ball of Twine), dies of esophageal cancer at 69

About January 30, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • UK #1 Song: Oh Julie - Shakin' Stevens