What Happened on March 19, 1982

Historical Events

  • Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the U.K.
  • National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Jones, Australian footballer
  • Jonathan Fanene, American football player
  • Matt Littler, British actor
Born in 1982

Famous Weddings

Al Unser Jr.

American race car driver Al Unser Jr (19) weds Shelley Leonard (23) at Valley View Bible Church in Paradise Valley, Arizona; divorce in 1999

Famous Deaths

  • Randy Rhoads, American heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), dies in an air crash at 25

About March 19, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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