What Happened on January 8, 1982

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 Calaiò, 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 horror-punk rock singer (Aiden), born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Weddings

Dorothy Hamill

American figure skater Dorothy Hamill (25) weds singer and actor Dean Paul Martin (30); divorce in 1983

Famous Deaths

  • Grégoire Aslan, American actor (The Return of the Pink Panther, King of Kings), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Reta Shaw, American actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir, Mary Poppins, Picnic), dies of emphysema at 69
1982 Highlights

About January 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

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