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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1982?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1982 Late Night With David Letterman, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 02 Feb 1982 Late Night with David Letterman premieres on NBC
  • 03 Feb 1982 Columbia Shuttle moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-3 mission
  • 04 Feb 1982 Pump Boys & Dinettes opens at Princess Theater NYC for 573 performances
  • 05 Feb 1982 Chin A Sen ends term as President of Suriname
  • 06 Feb 1982 Centerfold by J Geils Band hit #1 on pop chart
  • 07 Feb 1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.
  • 09 Feb 1982 34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington.
  • 11 Feb 1982 Ozzie Smith for Garry Templeton trade finally goes through
  • 12 Feb 1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 13 Feb 1982 Dark Side of the Moon, is on charts for 402nd week
  • 14 Feb 1982 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic.
  • 15 Feb 1982 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
  • 16 Feb 1982 Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad
  • 19 Feb 1982 The DeLorean Car factory in Belfast is put into receivership.
  • 20 Feb 1982 New York Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game
  • 21 Feb 1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic.
  • 22 Feb 1982 New York City Mayor Koch announces he will run for New York Governor (unsuccessful)
  • 24 Feb 1982 Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scores his 77th goal of the National Hockey League season, breaking the previous record of 76.
  • 25 Feb 1982 Final episode of The Lawrence Welk Show airs
  • 27 Feb 1982 Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta
  • 28 Feb 1982 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Country: United States of America

Diner

Diner

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern

Country: United States of America

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Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith, Colin Blakely

Country: United States of America

Making Love

Making Love

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Wendy Hiller

A Question of Silence

A Question of Silence

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Marleen Gorris

Starring: Edda Barends, Nelly Frijda, Henriëtte Tol, Cox Habbema

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1982?
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Cujo by Stephen King

Cujo

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The #1 national bestseller for Stephen King’s rabid fans, Cujo “hits the jugular” (New York Times) with the story of a friendly Saint Bernard that is bitten by a sick bat.

Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord

Spring Moon

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At a time of mystery and cruelty ... in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise ... a courageous woman triumphs over her world's ultimate tragedy.Behind

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park

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“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike

Rabbit Is Rich

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit

The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

The Hotel New Hampshire

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“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”