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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1982?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1982 Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart
  • 02 Dec 1982 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (University of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
  • 03 Dec 1982 New Jersey Devils 1st hat trick (Steve Tambellini)
  • 04 Dec 1982 China adopts its constitution
  • 05 Dec 1982 Herschel Walker of Georgia wins Heisman Trophy
  • 06 Dec 1982 Bomb attack on Londonderry, North Ireland disco, 17 killed
  • 07 Dec 1982 Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building.
  • 08 Dec 1982 Herman Van Veen: All of Him opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 performances
  • 09 Dec 1982 Mary-Beth and William Hurt divorce
  • 10 Dec 1982 Freeman "Amos" Gosden, US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at age 83.
  • 12 Dec 1982 Herman Van Veen: All of Him closes at Ambassador NYC after 6 performances
  • 13 Dec 1982 Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die
  • 14 Dec 1982 Marcel Dionne, Los Angeles, California, becomes 9th NHL player to score 500 goals.
  • 15 Dec 1982 Bill Parcells becomes the 12th head coach of the New York Giants.
  • 16 Dec 1982 Tom Seaver agrees to new contract with New York Mets.
  • 22 Dec 1982 William Mastrosimones Extremities, premieres in New York City
  • 23 Dec 1982 Jack Webb, actor (Joe Friday - Dragnet), dies of a heart attack at age 62.
  • 24 Dec 1982 Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic.
  • 25 Dec 1982 Mudassar Nazar scores century, then Imran rips through Indians.
  • 26 Dec 1982 A brief but severe recession begins in the United States.
  • 27 Dec 1982 Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory versus India at Karachi.
  • 29 Dec 1982 Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica
  • 30 Dec 1982 Anthony Shaffers Whodunnit, premieres in New York City
  • 31 Dec 1982 TV soap Doctors ends 19 year run

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Directed by: Abrar Alvi

Starring: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1982?
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Keeping Faith by Jimmy Carter

Keeping Faith

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Available for the first time in paperback, Keeping Faith is Jimmy Carter's account of the satisfaction, frustration, and solitude that attend the man in the Oval Office.

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery by Femmy DeLyser

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery

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DeLyser, Fonda's fitness coach before the birth of her son, Troy, in 1973, later joined Jane's Workout studios to teach breathing exercises for pregnant women and recovery classes.

Crossings by Danielle Steel

Crossings

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Despite rumors of impending war, the majestic ship Normandie makes its transatlantic voyage from Washington D.C., to France.

Second Heaven by Judith Guest

Second Heaven

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Attorney Michael Atwood, divorced father of two, joins with divorcee Cat Holzman to help Gale Murray, a deeply troubled boy trapped by his parents, the law, and despair

Max by Howard Fast

Max

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Max Britsky rises, by the time he is thirty, from the tumultuous streets of turn-of-the-century New York to control of the first great Hollywood studio--through brawls, loves, triumphs, and betrayals