February 1982 calendar

February 1982

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1982?


  • 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.
  • 02 Feb 1982 Hama massacre: The government of Syria attacks the town of Hama.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Centerfold
  2. - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
  3. - Open Arms
  4. - Waiting For A Girl Like You
  5. - Harden My Heart

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - A Town Called Malice / Precious
  2. - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  3. - Golden Brown
  4. - Mickeyyoutube
  5. - The Model / Computer Love


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1982?

The Dean'S December by Saul Bellow

The Dean'S December


Albert Corde is a Chicago professor of journalism and dean for students. His wife Minna and he travel to Bucharest in Romania where Minna's mom has suffered a stroke.

Cujo by Stephen King



Cujo, Stephen King's #1 National Bestseller for his rabid fans, "hits the Jugular" (New York Times), with the story about a friendly Saint Bernard who is bitten by an ill bat.

Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly by David Niven

Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly


Niven, a movie star, has displayed his talent for making farcical, ribald jokes in Bring on the Empty Horses, and The Moon's a Balloon. This novel also has its fair share wartime/Hollywood anecdotes.

Laid Back In Washington by Art Buchwald

Laid Back In Washington


Popular columnist, John McKinney, offers his opinions on Washington and President Reagan, focusing on their fantasies and foibles. He also mentions some quirks and character flaws.

The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling

The Cinderella Complex


This article discusses the psychological need of many women for someone to take care of them and for women to learn how to get out of this dependency.