July 1982 calendar

July 1982

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1982?


  • 01 Jul 1982 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • 02 Jul 1982 Larry Walters, a.k.a. Lawn Chair Larry, flies 16,000 feet above Long Beach, California in lawn chair with weather balloons attached.
  • 03 Jul 1982 89th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (61 36 62)
  • 04 Jul 1982 10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie
  • 05 Jul 1982 Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
  • 06 Jul 1982 A lunar eclipse (umbral duration 236 min and total duration 106 min, the longest of the 20th century) occurs.
  • 07 Jul 1982 David Moorcroft of United Kingdom sets record for 5000m, 13:00.41.
  • 08 Jul 1982 7 Brides for 7 Brothers opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 09 Jul 1982 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England vs. India at The Oval
  • 10 Jul 1982 Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week
  • 11 Jul 1982 7 Brides for 7 Brothers closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 12 Jul 1982 Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
  • 13 Jul 1982 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • 15 Jul 1982 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
  • 16 Jul 1982 George P Shultz sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 18 Jul 1982 Blues in the Night closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • 19 Jul 1982 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot HR off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2
  • 20 Jul 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
  • 21 Jul 1982 HMS ''Hermes'', the Royal Navy flagship during the Falklands War, returns home to Portsmouth to a hero's welcome.
  • 22 Jul 1982 Biggest mass wedding, Rev Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in New York City
  • 23 Jul 1982 FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
  • 24 Jul 1982 KHJ (LA) and KFRC (San Francisco) become 2nd and 3rd stereo AM stations
  • 25 Jul 1982 20th Tennis Federation Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA
  • 26 Jul 1982 Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe
  • 27 Jul 1982 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's first visit to US in almost 11 years.
  • 29 Jul 1982 Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson
  • 30 Jul 1982 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • 31 Jul 1982 46 kids and 7 adults die as 2 buses and several cars collide in France
  • 06 Jul 1982 While attempting to return to Sheremetyevo International Airport Aeroflot Flight 411, an Ilyushin Il-62, crashes near Mendeleyevo, Moscow Oblast, killing all 90 people on board.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Don't You Want Meyoutube
  2. - Eye Of The Tiger
  3. - Rosanna
  4. - Ebony And Ivory
  5. - Hurts So Good

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Fame
  2. - Come On Eileen
  3. - Abracadabra
  4. - Eye Of The Tiger
  5. - Happy Talk


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1982?

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

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney


Andy Rooney's Best Essays, More Than 50 in All, are collected in A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney.

Worldly Goods by Michael Korda

Worldly Goods


First edition. First edition. Family secrets, Nazism, Holocaust and... "a bitter competitor...for the ownership...of a famous New York publishing company--an acquisition too small in terms of money not to justify the degree

Late Innings by Roger Angell

Late Innings


Roger Angell

Thy Brother'S Wife by Andrew M. Greeley

Thy Brother'S Wife


Paul and Sean Cronin were shaped by their father, a multimillionaire self-made, who decided that one of his sons would become a cardinal.