January 1982 calendar
Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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 January 1982: find out below
Which were the important events of January 1982?
- 01 Jan 1982 30 Something stars Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
- 02 Jan 1982 Camelot closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances
- 04 Jan 1982 ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) and ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th and 6th ABC radio network
- 05 Jan 1982 Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation.
- 06 Jan 1982 William Bonin is convicted of being the Freeway Killer.
- 07 Jan 1982 Fame premieres on NBC TV
- 08 Jan 1982 Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee
- 09 Jan 1982 5.9 earthquake in New England and Canada; first since 1855.
- 10 Jan 1982 Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 metre freestyle (15:43.31).
- 11 Jan 1982 Honduras adopts constitution.
- 13 Jan 1982 Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St. Bridge in Washington, DC, and falls into Potomac River, killing 78
- 15 Jan 1982 Forbidden Broadway by / with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in New York City
- 17 Jan 1982 Mauno Koivisto is elected President of Finland.
- 19 Jan 1982 Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills six kids and teacher.
- 20 Jan 1982 Honduras constitution goes into effect.
- 21 Jan 1982 New York Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
- 22 Jan 1982 75% of North America is covered by snow
- 23 Jan 1982 World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing two.
- 24 Jan 1982 Super Bowl XVI at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21; Most Valuable Player: Joe Montana, Quarterback.
- 25 Jan 1982 9th American Music Awards: Kenny Rogers win.
- 26 Jan 1982 Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs. Penguins
- 27 Jan 1982 Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat opens at Royale NYC for 747 performances
- 28 Jan 1982 US General Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy
- 29 Jan 1982 Wayne Garland, baseball first millionaire free agent, waived by Cleveland Indians.
- 30 Jan 1982 Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called ''Elk Cloner''.
- 31 Jan 1982 12th AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 16-13
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