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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1982?


Events

  • 01 May 1982 Nordiques 4 - Isles 5 (OT) - Semifinals - Isles hold 3-0 lead
  • 02 May 1982 Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
  • 03 May 1982 US President Ronald Reagan begins five-minute weekly radio broadcasts.
  • 04 May 1982 British torpedo boat Sheffield off Falkland hit by Exocet rocket
  • 05 May 1982 A Unabomber bomb explodes in the computer science department at Vanderbilt University; secretary Janet Smith is injured.
  • 06 May 1982 Seattle Mariners' Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games.
  • 07 May 1982 Is There Life after High School? opens at Barrymore NYC for 12 performances
  • 08 May 1982 Canucks 5-Isles 6 (OT) - Stanley Cup - Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • 09 May 1982 9 opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 739 performances
  • 11 May 1982 Canucks 4-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
  • 12 May 1982 In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish priest with a bayonet is stopped prior to his attempt to attack Pope John Paul II
  • 13 May 1982 Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy
  • 14 May 1982 Hugh Beaumont, American actor (Ward - Leave it to Beaver), dies at age 73 (born 1909).
  • 16 May 1982 Barnum closes at St. James Theater NYC after 854 performances
  • 18 May 1982 Unification Church founder Reverend Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion.
  • 19 May 1982 Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion
  • 21 May 1982 British troops lands on Falkland Islands
  • 23 May 1982 Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic.
  • 24 May 1982 Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran : Iraq War.
  • 25 May 1982 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
  • 26 May 1982 British ship Atlantic Conveyor and Coventry were hit in Falkland war
  • 27 May 1982 Do Black Patent Leather Shoes... opens at Alvin NYC for 5 performances
  • 28 May 1982 Pope John Paul II is first pope to visit Great Britain since 1531.
  • 29 May 1982 I Know What Boys Like, by The Waitresses hits #62
  • 30 May 1982 Do Black Patent Leather Shoes... closes at Alvin NYC after 5 performances

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

The Pianist

The Pianist

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Country: United States of America

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Directed by: Mansoor Khan

Starring: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1982?
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Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning

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Living Loving and Learning is a delightful collection of Leo Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981. Parts of them have appeared in books and magazine articles, but this is the only complete collection.

Celebrity by Thomas Thompson

Celebrity

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A story of three young men whose graduation spree results in violence that haunts their march to celebrity. The three go their separate ways.

Strategic Investing by Douglas Casey

Strategic Investing

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Part I: What Lies Ahead Part II: The Importance of Liquidity Part III: Creating Money Part IV: Consolidating for Safety and Profit Part V:

Fever by Robin Cook

Fever

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Charles Martel is a brilliant cancer researcher who discovers that his own daughter is the victim of leukemia. The cause: a chemical plant conspiracy that not only promises to kill her,

North And South by John Jakes

North And South

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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