On This Day

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

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

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

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), dies from a heart ailment at 64
  • Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56