What Happened on March 17, 1982

Historical Events

  • 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador

Famous Birthdays

  • Steven Pienaar, South African footballer
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Hans ter Laag, Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador
  • Jan Kuiper, Dutch news editor (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • Joop Willemsen, Dutch cameraman, murdered in El Salvador
  • Koos Koster, Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
1982 Highlights

About March 17, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • UK #1 Song: The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tight Fit