What Happened on January 30, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Film tv awardsGolden Globes

39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win

  • 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
  • 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 Birthdays

  • Jorge Cantu, Mexican baseball player, born in McAllen, Texas

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestLightnin Hopkins

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

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73
  • Stanley Holloway, English comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91