What Happened on March 2, 1982

Historical Events

  • Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru

Famous Birthdays

Ben RoethlisbergerBen Roethlisberger (41 years old)

American football quarterback (Super Bowl 2005, 08; Pro Bowl 2007, 11, 14–17; NFL passing yards leader 2014, 18; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Lima, Ohio

  • Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey goaltender (Olympic gold 2006; NHL Vezina Trophy 2012; NY Rangers), born in Åre, Sweden
  • Kevin Kurányi, German soccer striker (52 caps; Schalke 04, Dynamo Moscow), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Philip K Dick, American Sci-fi author (Hugo-1963; Dr Futurity), dies after a series of strokes at 53
1982 Highlights

About March 2, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 28 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