On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1982

Historical Events

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

  • Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GBR)
  • Ice Pairs Championship at Copenhagen won by Baess & Thierbach (GDR)
  • 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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Weisser, American composer, dies at 64
  • Wilfred Hawker, Suriname sgt-major, executed
1982 Highlights

About March 13, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces