What Happened on March 23, 1982

Historical Events

Coup d'état

Guatemala military coup under General Efraín Rios Montt, President Romeo Lucas flees

NHL Record

Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals

Famous Birthdays

  • José Raúl Contreras, Chilean soccer defender (8 caps; Santiago Wanderers; Universidad de Chile; Huachipato), born in Quilpué, Chile
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (Casa della vita), dies at 85

About March 23, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • UK #1 Song: Seven Tears - Goombay Dance Band