What Happened on September 19, 1982

Historical Events

Emmy Awards

34th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda & Carol Kane win

  • New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • Streetcars stop running on Market St, San Francisco after 122 years of service
1982 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Birth of the smiley face emoticon :-) when suggested by Scott E. Fahlman for online bulletin boards at Carnegie Mellon University [1]
  • Columbus Short, American actor and choreographer, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player, born in Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player, born in Faribault, Minnesota
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel L. M. Barlow, American composer (Mon Ami Pierrot), dies at 90
  • Ted Badcock, New Zealand cricketer (7 Tests for NZ 1930-33, 16 wkts), dies at 85

About September 19, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band
  • UK #1 Song: Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor