What Happened on January 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
  • Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • Justice Department withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since

Famous Birthdays

  • Emanuele CalaiĆ², Italian footballer, born in Palermo, Italy
  • Gaby Hoffman, American film actress (Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now & Then), born in NYC, New York
  • John Utaka, Nigerian footballer, born in Enugu, Nigeria
  • Wil Francis, American singer, born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Gregoire Aslan, actor (Concrete Jungle), dies of 73 of a heart attack
  • Reta Shaw, American actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir, Mary Poppins, Picnic), dies of emphysema at 69