On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1982

Historical Events

  • Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners
  • Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Carter, New Zealand Rugby player
  • Giorgia Palmas, Italian television personality and model

Famous Deaths

  • Clifford P. Case, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey, dies at 77
  • John Belushi, American comedian (Saturday Night Live; Animal House; Blues Brothers), dies of a drug overdose at 33
1982 Highlights

About March 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces