October 1982 calendar

October 1982

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1982?


  • 01 Oct 1982 Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
  • 02 Oct 1982 Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700
  • 03 Oct 1982 Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship
  • 04 Oct 1982 Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR
  • 05 Oct 1982 Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed President of Bolivia
  • 07 Oct 1982 Olof Palme forms Swedish government
  • 08 Oct 1982 Poland bans Solidarity after having suspended it on 13 December 1981.
  • 09 Oct 1982 Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
  • 10 Oct 1982 Brewers beat Angels in ALCS
  • 11 Oct 1982 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson and Ricky Skagg
  • 12 Oct 1982 38.6 cm (15.2 inches) of rainfall, Angoon, Alaska (state record).
  • 13 Oct 1982 IOC restores 2 gold medals from 1912 Olympics to Jim Thorpe
  • 14 Oct 1982 President Reagan proclaims war against drugs
  • 15 Oct 1982 The Garn - St Germain Depository Institutions Act deregulates the U.S. savings and loan industry.
  • 16 Oct 1982 Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
  • 17 Oct 1982 1st live orchestra on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)
  • 19 Oct 1982 Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (Not guilty)
  • 20 Oct 1982 Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler
  • 22 Oct 1982 Gene Mauch resigns as manager of Angels
  • 24 Oct 1982 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
  • 26 Oct 1982 US budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
  • 27 Oct 1982 IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
  • 28 Oct 1982 NASA launches RCA-E.
  • 29 Oct 1982 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release Girl is Mine
  • 30 Oct 1982 Portugal revises constitution
  • 31 Oct 1982 Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain.
  • 05 Oct 1982 Tylenol products are recalled after bottles in Chicago laced with cyanide cause seven deaths.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Jack & Dianeyoutube
  2. - Who Can It Be Now?youtube
  3. - Abracadabrayoutube
  4. - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
  5. - Eye In The Skyyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Pass The Dutchieyoutube
  2. - I Don't Wanna Dance
  3. - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
  4. - Heartbreakeryoutube
  5. - Zoom


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in October 1982?

Indecent Exposure by David McClintick

Indecent Exposure


It seemed at first like an embezzlement case when David Begelman (head of Columbia Pictures) was caught forging Cliff Robertson’s name on a $10,000 check.

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic


While I was thinking here last night, Some Whatifs crawled into my ear. They danced and partied all night. And sang the same old Whatif song: What if I fail that test?

Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene

Monsignor Quixote


Father Quixote is promoted to the rank monsignor by a clerical. He is a priest from El Toboso in Spain who claims to have ancestry to Cervantes’ Don Quixote.

Cloak Of Darkness by Helen MacInnes

Cloak Of Darkness


Bob Renwick, the founder of Interintell counter-terrorist agency, receives a list of names in a quiet London bar. The Minus List was compiled by a ruthless international executive.

The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer

The Prodigal Daughter


Florentyna Rosnovski, a Polish immigrant, is indeed Abel's child. She shares a love for America, his ideals and his dreams for the future with her father.