On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Fame" premieres on NBC TV

Sports record brokenNHL Record

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

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier

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 race crash
  • Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse), dies at 85