April 1982 calendar

April 1982

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1982.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1982: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1982?


  • 01 Apr 1982 US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panam�.
  • 02 Apr 1982 Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands
  • 03 Apr 1982 Buffalo Sabres' Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point.
  • 04 Apr 1982 11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little.
  • 05 Apr 1982 British fleet sails to Falkland Islands
  • 06 Apr 1982 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
  • 07 Apr 1982 Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested.
  • 08 Apr 1982 Penguins 2-Isles 4-Preliminary-Isles hold 2-0 lead
  • 10 Apr 1982 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
  • 11 Apr 1982 Penguins 5-Isles 2-Preliminary-Series tied at 2-2
  • 12 Apr 1982 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
  • 13 Apr 1982 Penguins 3-Isles 4 (OT) - Preliminary-Isles win series
  • 15 Apr 1982 Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, and landscape display
  • 17 Apr 1982 Canada adopts its constitution
  • 18 Apr 1982 Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
  • 19 Apr 1982 Guinon Bluford announced as 1st black Astronaut
  • 20 Apr 1982 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
  • 21 Apr 1982 Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
  • 22 Apr 1982 Launch of STS-3-Lousma and Fullerton [03 / 23]
  • 23 Apr 1982 Dennis Wardlow, Mayor of Key West, Florida, declares the independent Conch Republic for a day.
  • 24 Apr 1982 Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
  • 25 Apr 1982 In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal
  • 26 Apr 1982 Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
  • 27 Apr 1982 Nordiques 1-Isles 4 - Semifinals - Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • 29 Apr 1982 Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador
  • 30 Apr 1982 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1982?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I Love Rock 'N Roll
  2. - Open Arms
  3. - We Got The Beat
  4. - Chariots Of Fire - Titles
  5. - Ebony And Ivory

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - My Camera Never Lies
  2. - Ebony And Ivory
  3. - Seven Tears
  4. - A Little Peace
  5. - I Won't Let You Down


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Long zhi ren zhe

Long zhi ren zhe

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Corey Yuen

Starring: Hiroyuki Sanada, Conan Lee, Jang Lee Hwang, Kaname Tsushima



Release year: 1982

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Starring: Jo Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Margo Lee, Max Cullen

Tag: The Assassination Game

Tag: The Assassination Game

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Robert Carradine, Linda Hamilton, Kristine DeBell, Perry Lang

Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Michel Drach

Starring: Claude Brasseur, Jean Carmet, Miou-Miou, Simone Signoret

Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Jean-Claude Lord

Starring: Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl, William Shatner


Which were the most popular books released in April 1982?
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Fever by Robin Cook



Charles Martel, a brilliant cancer researcher, discovers that his daughter has leukemia. The reason: A chemical plant conspiracy that promises to kill her.

The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux

The Mosquito Coast


A thrilling adventure story about Allie Fox, a paranoid inventor and brilliant inventor, takes his family to the Honduran jungle to build a better civilization than the one they have.

At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange

At Dawn We Slept


The first wave of Japanese warplanes attacked the United States at 7:53 AM, December 7, 1941. This rocked America's national consciousness, confidence, and morale.

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book


Jane Fonda's Book of Workouts

The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot

The Lord God Made Them All


The triumphant finale to the legendary series