On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1982

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Roethlisberger, 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

Famous Deaths

  • Philip K[indred] Dick, US Sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53
1982 Highlights

About March 2, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces