March 1982 calendar

March 1982

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1982?


  • 01 Mar 1982 5th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • 02 Mar 1982 Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru.
  • 03 Mar 1982 US Senate begins debate on expulsion of Senator Harrison Williams (Democrat-New Jersey).
  • 05 Mar 1982 Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners.
  • 06 Mar 1982 Ayn Rand, Russian-born author-philosopher (The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged), dies in New York at age 77 (born 1905).
  • 07 Mar 1982 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for first time.
  • 09 Mar 1982 The United States places an embargo on Libyan oil imports, alleging Libyan support for terrorist groups.
  • 10 Mar 1982 President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
  • 11 Mar 1982 Failed military coup under Rambocus / Hawker in Suriname
  • 12 Mar 1982 PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on Nightline
  • 13 Mar 1982 Elaine Zayak, lands 6 triple jumps to win world skating championship
  • 14 Mar 1982 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic.
  • 15 Mar 1982 Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan
  • 16 Mar 1982 In Newport, Rhode Island, Claus von Bnlow is found guilty of the attempted murder of his wife.
  • 17 Mar 1982 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
  • 19 Mar 1982 National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27.
  • 21 Mar 1982 Little Johnny Jones opens and closes at Alvin Theater, New York City
  • 22 Mar 1982 Iran offensive against Iraq.
  • 23 Mar 1982 Guatemala military coup under General Rios Montt, President Romeo Lucas flees.
  • 24 Mar 1982 US submarine Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia.
  • 25 Mar 1982 Wayne Gretzky becomes first NHL player to score 200 points in a season.
  • 26 Mar 1982 Ground-breaking in Washington, DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • 27 Mar 1982 Best Little Whorehouse... closes at 46th St. NYC after 1577 performances
  • 28 Mar 1982 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises US$19,500,000.
  • 29 Mar 1982 54th Academy Awards - Chariots of Fire, Henry Fonda and K Hepburn win
  • 30 Mar 1982 Third space shuttle mission - Columbia 3 lands at White Sands New Mexico.
  • 31 Mar 1982 Rock group Doobie Brothers split up.
  • 05 Mar 1982 Soviet probe Venera 14 lands on Venus.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Centerfold
  2. - I Love Rock 'N Roll
  3. - Open Arms
  4. - We Got The Beat
  5. - Shake It Up

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  2. - Seven Tears
  3. - Mickeyyoutube
  4. - Love Plus One
  5. - Just An Illusion


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1982?

At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange

At Dawn We Slept


The first wave of Japanese warplanes attacked the United States at 7:53 AM, December 7, 1941. This rocked America's national consciousness, confidence, and morale.

No Time For Tears by Cynthia Freeman

No Time For Tears


There is no time for tears

Teenage Romance by Delia Ephron

Teenage Romance


This book offers a humorous and sympathetic view of the painful pleasures associated with adolescent passages. It is illustrated by the charming drawings of Edward Koren.

An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough

An Indecent Obsession


After the end of World War II a decorated sergeant Michael Wilson is admitted to the mental warfare of a Pacific military facility. There are five survivors who remain united in their devotion to Honour Langtry, their nurse.

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.