On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1982

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Gonzalez, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Al Leader, Canadian-American Hockey Hall of Fame player, referee and administrator (Western Hockey League), dies at 78
  • Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer (World F1 runner-up 1979; Ferrari), dies in a practice accident prior to Belgian GP, at 32
  • Neil Bogart, American record executive (b. 1943)
1982 Highlights

About May 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus