What Happened on March 20, 1982

Historical Events

  • 1st-class debut of Richie Richardson, Leeward Is v Barbados
  • France beats Ireland, 22-9 at the Parc des Princes, Paris but the Irish take the Five Nations Rugby Championship with a 3-1 record and also their 5th Triple Crown
  • France performs nuclear test
  • Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 weeks
  • Rev Andries Treurnicht forms Conservative Party of South Africa
1982 History

Famous Birthdays

  • José Moreira, Portuguese footballer
  • Nick Blood, British actor (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), born in Aylesbury, England
  • Nick Wheeler, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects), born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Terrence Duffin, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Tomasz Kuszczak, Polish footballer
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at 52

About March 20, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 41 years and 5 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