On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1982

Historical Events

  • British destroyer HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet rocket off Falkland Islands: 20 of her crew died.
  • NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 0
  • Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans

Famous Birthdays

  • Hector King, Mexican singer and songwriter, born in Culiac├ín, Mexico
  • Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer, born in Peristeri, Athens
  • Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer, born in Vienna, Austria
1982 Highlights

About May 4, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus