On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1982

Historical Events

  • 10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

32nd NBA All-Star Game, Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ: East beats West, 120-118; Larry Bird, Boston Celtics, F

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Gustafson skates world record 10 km (14:26.59)
  • NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 16-13; MVPs: Co-MVPs: Kellen Winslow, San Diego Chargers, TE; Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DE
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton

Famous Birthdays

  • Andreas Görlitz, German football player, born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany
  • Brad Thompson, American baseball pitcher, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Bruno Nogueira, Portuguese actor & comedian, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Elena Paparizou, Swedish-born Greek singer, born in Borås, Sweden
  • Jānis Sprukts, Latvian ice hockey player, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Yuniesky Betancourt, Cuban baseball shortstop, born in Santa Clara, Cuba

Famous Deaths

  • Jiří Srnka, Czech classical and film score composer, dies at 74
1982 Highlights

About January 31, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius