What Happened on January 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

Famous Birthdays

  • Janica Kostelić, Croatian skier

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Conried, American actor (Peter Pan, Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies from a heart ailment at 64
  • Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
  • Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)