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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

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Country: United States of America

Moonlighting

Moonlighting

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

Poltergeist

Poltergeist

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

Country: United States of America

The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Daniel Vigne

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Maurice Barrier, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Béatrice Romand, André Dussollier, Féodor Atkine, Arielle Dombasle

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1982?
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An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough

An Indecent Obsession

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At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

What Every Woman Should Know About Men by Joyce Brothers

What Every Woman Should Know About Men

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What Every Woman Should Know About Men and she tells it all in this explicit and informative guide to understanding and coping with the opposite sex.Featuring:--

The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

The Man From St. Petersburg

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His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, ha had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged

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:

Years Of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger

Years Of Upheaval

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In Years of Upheaval Henry Kissinger recalls the turbulent years of the second Administration of Richard Nixon, which began on 20 January 1973.