On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1982

Historical Events

  • 1st-class debut of Courtney Walsh, Jamaica v Leeward Islands
  • PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline"

Famous Birthdays

  • Tobias Schweinsteiger, German footballer
  • Zach Miner, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Course of Events), dies at 90
1982 Highlights

About March 12, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Centerfold - The J. Geils Band
  • UK #1 Song: The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tight Fit