September 1982 calendar

September 1982

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1982?


  • 01 Sep 1982 Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 mph
  • 02 Sep 1982 Tom Baker, American actor, dies of a drug overdose at age 42 (born 1940).
  • 04 Sep 1982 Arson fire engulfs apt-hotel in LA, 25 die
  • 05 Sep 1982 82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • 06 Sep 1982 Dutch Internal Minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists
  • 08 Sep 1982 Dutch social dem party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
  • 09 Sep 1982 Your Arms are Too Short... opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances
  • 10 Sep 1982 Decca releases Beatle audition Complete Silver Beatles album
  • 11 Sep 1982 96th US Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats Hana Mandlikova (63 61)
  • 12 Sep 1982 102nd US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 62 46 64)
  • 13 Sep 1982 Joe Lefevre gets six hits in one baseball game.
  • 14 Sep 1982 36 snow (Red Lodge, MT)
  • 15 Sep 1982 Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat
  • 16 Sep 1982 Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila and Sabra begins.
  • 17 Sep 1982 New Jersey Devils' first exhibition game, beating the Washington Capitals 3-1 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
  • 18 Sep 1982 Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
  • 19 Sep 1982 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda and Carol Kane
  • 20 Sep 1982 Jalaluddin takes a one-day hat-trick Pakistan vs. Australia
  • 21 Sep 1982 STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 23 Sep 1982 Amin Gemayel, brother of Bachir, is elected president of Lebanon.
  • 24 Sep 1982 US, Italian, and French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon.
  • 25 Sep 1982 Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Ill 31-6
  • 26 Sep 1982 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 27 Sep 1982 Cards clinching NL East title
  • 28 Sep 1982 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
  • 29 Sep 1982 1st broadcast of Cheers on NBC-TV
  • 30 Sep 1982 National railroad strike in Belgium
  • 16 Sep 1982 Lebanon War: The Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon takes place.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Abracadabra
  2. - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
  3. - Jack & Diane
  4. - Eye Of The Tiger
  5. - Hold Me

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Eye Of The Tiger
  2. - Pass The Dutchie
  3. - Save A Prayer
  4. - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
  5. - Private Investigations


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1982?

When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen To Good People


Harold Kushner's 3-year-old son was diagnosed by a degenerative condition and told he would not live to his teens. This left him with one of the most difficult questions in life:

Crossings by Danielle Steel



The majestic Normandie sails across the Atlantic, despite rumors of war.

The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

The Man From St. Petersburg


Feliks was his name. He was a master manipulator and came to London to do a crime that would change the course of history. He was a master manipulator and had many weapons, but they were not enough to defeat …

Miss Manners' Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Behavior by Judith Martin

Miss Manners' Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Behavior


A must-have guide to navigate life from birth through death, without making any mistakes.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook


Scholastic Book Services, 1982 First Edition. Paperback. ISBN: 0590374085.