30 Years of Adam: 1982

Adam Reisinger, the creator of AdamReisinger.com, turns 30 on May 17, 2010. As part of the countdown to his 30th birthday, AdamReisinger.com looks back on the major events in the world on May 17th each year since 1980.

Adam was only two years old on May 17, 1982, so he doesn't remember Louise Fletcher speaking at the commencement ceremonies at what was then Gallaudet College, but his parents probably do. Fletcher, like Adam, is a child of deaf adults, and during her commencement speech, she criticized government cutbacks in funding for programs to support the deaf. 28 years later, she appeared in two episodes of "Heroes", which is sadly what Adam knows her for (oh, yeah, and that whole "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" movie thing...).

The Stanley Cup Final had wrapped up a day before Adam's 2nd birthday, and because the Lakers took care of business in the Western Conference Finals, there was no NBA action on the 17th either.

The Mets were one of six NL teams in action on May 17, 1982, and not shockingly, they lost. The 7-2 loss to the Reds dropped New York to 19-17 and 3 games back of the Cardinals, which was actually the best position they'd been in on Adam's birthday in his short life.

Notable May 17, 1982 births:
- basketball player Tony Parker
- football player Matt Cassel


  1. Amazing how talented Louise is, and her history of tv and film is full.

    I'm a coda too. Glad to meet you and Happy Birthday!!!


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