August 1982 calendar

August 1982

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1982: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1982?


  • 01 Aug 1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • 03 Aug 1982 Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as New York Yankees' manager.
  • 04 Aug 1982 New York Mets' Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago Cubs' day game, then singles for Montreal Expos in Philadelphia night game. (He was traded in between).
  • 05 Aug 1982 Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
  • 06 Aug 1982 California Doug DeCinces hits 3 HRs again in game (did it 5 days ago also)
  • 07 Aug 1982 Italian Prime Minister Giovanni Spadolini resigns.
  • 08 Aug 1982 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa
  • 11 Aug 1982 Twins Terry Felton loses and runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)
  • 12 Aug 1982 Heavy Israeli bombardement of Beirut
  • 13 Aug 1982 In Hong Kong, health warnings on cigarette packets are made statutory.Clarence Tsui, ''South China Morning Post'', 12/12/99, webpage: ITobacco330.
  • 14 Aug 1982 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
  • 15 Aug 1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • 17 Aug 1982 LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings
  • 18 Aug 1982 1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded
  • 19 Aug 1982 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 seconds.
  • 20 Aug 1982 US marines land in Beirut Lebanon
  • 21 Aug 1982 Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut, Lebanon.
  • 23 Aug 1982 Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as President
  • 26 Aug 1982 NASA launches Telesat-F.
  • 27 Aug 1982 Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth.
  • 28 Aug 1982 Sugar Babies closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 performances
  • 29 Aug 1982 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit
  • 30 Aug 1982 PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut
  • 02 Aug 1982 The Helsinki Metro, the first rapid transit system of Finland, is opened to the general public.[5]
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Music charts

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

  1. - Eye Of The Tiger
  2. - Rosanna
  3. - Hurts So Good
  4. - Abracadabra
  5. - Hold Me

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Come On Eileen
  2. - Eye Of The Tiger
  3. - Fame
  4. - Don't Go
  5. - It Started With A Kiss


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1982?

For Special Services by John Gardner

For Special Services


The novels that launched John Gardner's career in writing the James Bond 007 series are now available in trade paperback for the first time.

Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning


Living Loving and Learning is a charming collection of Leo Buscaglia’s entertaining and informative lectures that were given worldwide between 1970-1981. While some of these lectures have been published in magazines and books, this collection is the complete one.

No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth

No Comebacks


Ten stories from Frederick Forsyth, with the master's touch. Stories that travel from London to Spain's coast include deception, blackmail and murder.

How To Make Love To A Woman by Michael Morgenstern

How To Make Love To A Woman


Michael Morgenstern surveyed women from all walks of the country to find out what they want. Find out what women love in a man and how to seduce them.

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