What Happened on January 7, 1982

Historical Events

NHL Record

Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick

  • TV series "Fame", based on the film of the same name, starring Debbie Allen and an ensemble cast premieres on NBC TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Francisco Rodriguez, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer, born in Nuremberg, Germany
  • Ianina Zanazzi, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Lauren Cohan, English-American actress (The Walking Dead), born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Ruth Negga, Irish-Ethiopian actress (Loving), born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Famous Deaths

  • Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in a race crash at 41
  • Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse), dies at 85
1982 Highlights

About January 7, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

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