What Happened on March 5, 1982

Historical Events

Sports History

MLB pitcher Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners

  • Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Shires; American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and fiddle player (The Nashville Sound; The Highwomen), born in Lubbock, Texas

Dan CarterDan Carter (41 years old)

New Zealand rugby player (All Blacks, Crusaders) and highest scorer in test match history, born in Southbridge, New Zealand

  • Giorgia Palmas, Italian television personality and model
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Clifford P. Case, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey, dies at 77
  • John Belushi, American comedian (SNL, 1975-80), actor (Animal House), and singer (The Blues Brothers), dies of a drug overdose at 33

About March 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 24 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