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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton

Figure Skater Scott Hamilton
Figure Skater
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 pop and rock singer-songwriter, 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? 39 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aquarius