Today in History for 17th August 1982

Day of Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Events 1 - 3 of 3

- LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
- South Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin
- The first Compact Discs (CDs) were released to the public in Germany.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2

- Melissa Anderson, American professional wrestler
- Phil Jagielka, English footballer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

- Barney Phillips, actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), dies at 68
- Ruth Voorst, South African (A World Apart), killed by letter bomb

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