On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1982

Historical Events

  • Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation

Sports History

Star center Darryl Sittler leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs on medical advice because of mental depression; trade request was taking too long

Famous Birthdays

  • Janica Kostelić, Croatian skier, born in Zagreb, Croatia

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
  • Hans Conried, American actor (Peter Pan; Bullwinkle Show; Make Room for Daddy - "Uncle Tonoose"; The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T), dies from a heart ailment at 64
  • Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
1982 Highlights

About January 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn