On This Day

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

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Race car driver Al Unser Jr (19) weds Shelley Unser

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.

Famous Deaths

  • Randy Rhoads, American heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), dies in an air crash at 25
1982 Highlights

About March 19, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces