What Happened on March 13, 1982

Historical Events

T.J. Hooker

ABC TV crime drama "T.J. Hooker" premieres, starring William Shatner

Sports History

Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)

  • Ice Pairs Championship at Copenhagen won by Baess & Thierbach (GDR)

Sports History

Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)

  • Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA) who lands 6 triple jumps
1982 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeremy Curl, British explorer, first non-African to cross the Tanezrouft area of the Sahara without motorized transport, born in Tokyo
  • Nicole Ohlde, American basketball player, born in Clay Center, Kansas
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Weisser, American musicologist and composer, dies at 64
  • Wilfred Hawker, Suriname sgt-major, executed

About March 13, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 6 months and 10 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