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.
  • 02 Apr 1982 Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1982?

How To Make Love To A Man by Alexandra Penney

How To Make Love To A Man


QUESTION ANY MAN. If you can convince him, he will likely tell you that he wants to be loved as much as being a wife.

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Red Dragon


The terrifying serial killer dubbed?The Tooth Fairy? has murdered another family. Jack Crawford, Special Agent in the FBI, turns to Jack Crawford for help.

The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot

The Lord God Made Them All


The triumphant finale to the legendary series

North And South by John Jakes

North And South


The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen To Good People


Harold Kushner's 3-year-old son was diagnosed by a degenerative condition and told he would not live to his teens. This left him with one of the most difficult questions in life: