On This Day

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 A Treurnicht forms Conservative Party of South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • José Moreira, Portuguese footballer
  • Nick Wheeler, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
  • Terrence Duffin, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Tomasz Kuszczak, Polish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at 52
1982 Highlights

About March 20, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces