June 1982 calendar

June 1982

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1982?


  • 01 Jun 1982 Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year
  • 02 Jun 1982 Blues in the Night opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • 03 Jun 1982 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
  • 04 Jun 1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, released in USA
  • 05 Jun 1982 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
  • 06 Jun 1982 36th Tony Awards: Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and Nine win
  • 07 Jun 1982 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
  • 08 Jun 1982 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
  • 09 Jun 1982 General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself President of Guatemala
  • 10 Jun 1982 Taxi, last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
  • 11 Jun 1982 Movie ET The Extra-Terrestrial is released (highest grossing film).
  • 12 Jun 1982 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park, New York City
  • 13 Jun 1982 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • 14 Jun 1982 Argentina surrenders to Britain on Falkland Islands, ends 74-day conflict.
  • 15 Jun 1982 Riots in Argentina after Falklands / Malvinas defeat
  • 16 Jun 1982 Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners.
  • 17 Jun 1982 President Reagan 1st UN General Assembly address
  • 18 Jun 1982 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote
  • 19 Jun 1982 In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
  • 20 Jun 1982 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL, California
  • 21 Jun 1982 Paul McCartney releases Take it Away
  • 22 Jun 1982 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
  • 23 Jun 1982 Cleavage opens and closes at Playhouse Theater, New York City
  • 24 Jun 1982 Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
  • 25 Jun 1982 Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
  • 26 Jun 1982 Carlos Lopes runs Europe record 10k (27:34.39)
  • 27 Jun 1982 Play Me a Country Song opens and closes at Virginia Theater, New York City
  • 29 Jun 1982 US Voting Rights Act of 1965 is extended.
  • 30 Jun 1982 Lena Horne: Lady, Music closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 performances
  • 08 Jun 1982 VASP Flight 168 crashes in Pacatuba, Ceará, Brazil, killing 128 people.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Ebony And Ivory
  2. - Don't You Want Meyoutube
  3. - Don't Talk To Strangers
  4. - Rosanna
  5. - I've Never Been To Me

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Goody Two Shoes
  2. - Fame
  3. - I've Never Been To Me
  4. - Abracadabra
  5. - Torch


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1982?

The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

The Hotel New Hampshire


"The first illusion of my father was that bears could live with human beings. The second was that humans could survive living in hotels."

For Special Services by John Gardner

For Special Services


The novels that launched John Gardner's career in writing the James Bond 007 series are now available in trade paperback for the first time.

Celebrity by Thomas Thompson



Three young men are enthralled by violence after their graduation. They go on to their own.

A Mother And Two Daughters by Gail Godwin

A Mother And Two Daughters


"A large, entertaining novel... Rich in character, place and humanity...Gail Godwin a great writer. "THE BOSTON GLOBE" The family of Leonard Strickland, a beloved Southern gentleman, father and husband, has lost their son.

The Fate Of The Earth by Jonathan Schell

The Fate Of The Earth


These two books, now combined into one volume, helped to focus national attention in 1980s on the movement towards a nuclear freeze.