1982: On This Year

1982

1982 (MCMLXXXII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1982th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1982 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1982 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1982, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1982, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1982, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1982, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1982.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1982 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

history

What was 1982 known for ?

  • 1982 is the year that people were excited by new technology, leading to a significant change in their buying habits.
  • There was an introduction of smaller and cheaper electronic gadgets to the market such as the first CD player. It was also the beginning of a new type of industry whereby a Genetically Engineered human insulin, which is produced by bacteria, was put to use and sold for the first time.
  • On the other end in Europe, there was an invasion in Falkland by Argentina, which in turn led to a serious war between Argentina and British over the Island. Consequently, British took victory in the Falkland war after a long battle. It is also the year that Israel invaded Lebanon in the famous PLO attack, and at the same time Lebanese Christian Phalangists killed hundreds of people in West Beirut in two major Palestinian refugee camps.
  • 1982 also saw the death of Princes Grace at the age of 52 after sustaining serious injuries when the car she was in plunged off Mountain Road. Stephanie, her daughter, who was also in the same car suffered serious injuries but survived.
  • Soviet leader, Leonid I. Brezhnev, died at the age of 75, which led to the 68-year-old Yuri V. Andropov being chosen as the successor.
  • In the USA, the jury decided that President Reagans’ shooter, John W. Hinckley Jr. was not guilty of the shooting due to his insanity. Then again, Alexander M. Haig, Jr. proffered his resignation as the Secretary of State while the Equal Rights Amendment’s endorsement was failing.
  • This was the year that Michael Jackson’s career was at its peak. He released the famous Thriller and it sold a record 25 million-plus copies making it history’s biggest-selling album. Contrariwise, John Belushi takes a drug overdose and dies at the age of 33. Cats, the longest running play on Broadway, also opened in 1982.
  • In the health and nutrition sector, this was the year that saw the first ever implantation of a permanent artificial heart in Dr. Barney B. Clark who was 61 at the time, in Salt Lake at the University of Utah Medical Center. Britain also introduces the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnostic machines.

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Oscar

1982: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1982, during the 55th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 11/04/1983 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 5 categories honoring the films released in 1982:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1982?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Gandhi, directed by Richard Attenborough, starring Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1982?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Richard Attenborough, for the movie Gandhi, starring Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1982?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Ben Kingsley, for the movie Gandhi, starring Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1982?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Meryl Streep, for the movie Sophie's Choice, starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1982?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Jessica Lange, for the movie Tootsie, starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman produced in the United States of America.
world population

1982: Who was Time's Person of the Year?


The Computer
In 1982, The Computer was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Denoted "Machine of the Year" to herald the dawn of the Information Age.

1982: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1982 were:

Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning

By:

Living Loving and Learning is a charming collection of Leo Buscaglia’s entertaining and informative lectures that were given worldwide between 1970-1981. While some of these lectures have been published in magazines and books, this collection is the complete one.

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

The Tao of Pooh

By:

The book "The Wisdom of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff explores the concept of Western Taoism, using the beloved characters of Winnie-the-Pooh to illustrate the practical and accessible nature of Taoist philosophy. Through engaging dialogues, the author effortlessly conveys the valuable …

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

The House of the Spirits

By:

Isabel Allende's acclaimed novel, "The House of the Spirits," chronicles the intergenerational saga of the Trueba family, weaving a tapestry of triumphs and tragedies, where the personal and political intertwine, culminating in a revolutionary future led by the family's ambitious …

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG

By:

Sophie, a young girl, is fortunate to have been captured by the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) instead of the other bone-crunching giants, as the BFG is kind and gentle. Determined to stop the other giants from harming children, Sophie decides …

The Running Man by Richard Bachman

The Running Man

By:

In a dystopian future, a desperate man named Ben Richards, struggling to afford medical care for his sick daughter, becomes a contestant on a deadly reality show where the stakes are life or death. Forced to compete for a chance …

Dog chinese zodiac sign

1982: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1982?


According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1982 was the Year of the Dog.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Dog sign.

Nobel Prize

1982: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year


1982: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 1982 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • Bengt I. Samuelsson
world population

1982: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1982 were Michael, Christopher and Matthew for boys and Jennifer, Jessica and Amanda for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1982: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1982 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • Christopher
  • Matthew
  • Jason
  • David
  • James
  • Joshua
  • John
  • Robert
  • Daniel

1982: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1982 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jennifer
  • Jessica
  • Amanda
  • Sarah
  • Melissa
  • Nicole
  • Stephanie
  • Elizabeth
  • Crystal
  • Amy

vinyl songs

1982: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1982, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Hurts So Good by John Cougar

1982: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1982 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Hurts So Good by John Cougar
  2. Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor
  3. Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band
  4. Hard To Say I'm Sorry by Chicago
  5. Don't You Want Me by The Human League
  6. Centerfold by The J. Geils Band
  7. I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  8. Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney
  9. Don't Talk To Strangers by Rick Springfield
  10. Rosanna by Toto

1982: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1982, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor

1982: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1982 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor
  2. House Of Fun by Madness
  3. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? by Culture Club
  4. Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
  5. Fame by Irene Cara
  6. Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express
  7. Seven Tears by Goombay Dance Band
  8. Just An Illusion by Imagination
  9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit
  10. Oh Julie by Shakin' Stevens

1982: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1982 were:

Gandhi

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Country: United States of America

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

Poltergeist

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

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

Country: United States of America

Tootsie

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman

Country: United States of America

An Officer and a Gentleman

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia

Country: United States of America

world population

1982: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1982 was 4,617,386,542 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 40.0% of the total population, which is roughly 1.8 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1982 was an increase of +80.3 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.77% over the previous year.The average population density in 1982 was 19 persons per square mile (or 31 persons per square kilometer).

history

What happened in 1982?

Here's what happened in 1982:

  • Jan 1, 1982: 30 Something stars Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
  • Jan 2, 1982: Camelot closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jan 4, 1982: ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) and ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th and 6th ABC radio network
  • Jan 5, 1982: Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation.
  • Jan 6, 1982: William Bonin is convicted of being the Freeway Killer.
  • Jan 7, 1982: Fame premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 8, 1982: Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee
  • Jan 9, 1982: 5.9 earthquake in New England and Canada; first since 1855.
  • Jan 10, 1982: Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 metre freestyle (15:43.31).
  • Jan 11, 1982: Honduras adopts constitution.
  • Jan 13, 1982: Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St. Bridge in Washington, DC, and falls into Potomac River, killing 78
  • Jan 15, 1982: Forbidden Broadway by / with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in New York City
  • Jan 17, 1982: Mauno Koivisto is elected President of Finland.
  • Jan 19, 1982: Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills six kids and teacher.
  • Jan 20, 1982: Honduras constitution goes into effect.
  • Jan 21, 1982: New York Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
  • Jan 22, 1982: 75% of North America is covered by snow
  • Jan 23, 1982: World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing two.
  • Jan 24, 1982: Super Bowl XVI at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21; Most Valuable Player: Joe Montana, Quarterback.
  • Jan 25, 1982: 9th American Music Awards: Kenny Rogers win.
  • Jan 26, 1982: Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs. Penguins
  • Jan 27, 1982: Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat opens at Royale NYC for 747 performances
  • Jan 28, 1982: US General Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy
  • Jan 29, 1982: Wayne Garland, baseball first millionaire free agent, waived by Cleveland Indians.
  • Jan 30, 1982: Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called ''Elk Cloner''.
  • Jan 31, 1982: 12th AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 16-13
  • Feb 1, 1982: Late Night With David Letterman, debuts on NBC-TV
  • Feb 2, 1982: Late Night with David Letterman premieres on NBC
  • Feb 3, 1982: Columbia Shuttle moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-3 mission
  • Feb 4, 1982: Pump Boys & Dinettes opens at Princess Theater NYC for 573 performances
  • Feb 5, 1982: Chin A Sen ends term as President of Suriname
  • Feb 6, 1982: Centerfold by J Geils Band hit #1 on pop chart
  • Feb 7, 1982: Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.
  • Feb 9, 1982: 34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington.
  • Feb 11, 1982: Ozzie Smith for Garry Templeton trade finally goes through
  • Feb 12, 1982: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Feb 13, 1982: Dark Side of the Moon, is on charts for 402nd week
  • Feb 14, 1982: Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic.
  • Feb 15, 1982: Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
  • Feb 16, 1982: Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad
  • Feb 19, 1982: The DeLorean Car factory in Belfast is put into receivership.
  • Feb 20, 1982: New York Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game
  • Feb 21, 1982: Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic.
  • Feb 22, 1982: New York City Mayor Koch announces he will run for New York Governor (unsuccessful)
  • Feb 24, 1982: Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scores his 77th goal of the National Hockey League season, breaking the previous record of 76.
  • Feb 25, 1982: Final episode of The Lawrence Welk Show airs
  • Feb 27, 1982: Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta
  • Feb 28, 1982: Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic.
  • Mar 1, 1982: 5th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • Mar 2, 1982: Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru.
  • Mar 3, 1982: US Senate begins debate on expulsion of Senator Harrison Williams (Democrat-New Jersey).
  • Mar 5, 1982: Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners.
  • Mar 6, 1982: Ayn Rand, Russian-born author-philosopher (The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged), dies in New York at age 77 (born 1905).
  • Mar 7, 1982: NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for first time.
  • Mar 9, 1982: The United States places an embargo on Libyan oil imports, alleging Libyan support for terrorist groups.
  • Mar 10, 1982: President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
  • Mar 11, 1982: Failed military coup under Rambocus / Hawker in Suriname
  • Mar 12, 1982: PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on Nightline
  • Mar 13, 1982: Elaine Zayak, lands 6 triple jumps to win world skating championship
  • Mar 14, 1982: Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic.
  • Mar 15, 1982: Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan
  • Mar 16, 1982: In Newport, Rhode Island, Claus von Bnlow is found guilty of the attempted murder of his wife.
  • Mar 17, 1982: 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
  • Mar 19, 1982: National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27.
  • Mar 21, 1982: Little Johnny Jones opens and closes at Alvin Theater, New York City
  • Mar 22, 1982: Iran offensive against Iraq.
  • Mar 23, 1982: Guatemala military coup under General Rios Montt, President Romeo Lucas flees.
  • Mar 24, 1982: US submarine Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia.
  • Mar 25, 1982: Wayne Gretzky becomes first NHL player to score 200 points in a season.
  • Mar 26, 1982: Ground-breaking in Washington, DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Mar 27, 1982: Best Little Whorehouse... closes at 46th St. NYC after 1577 performances
  • Mar 28, 1982: 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises US$19,500,000.
  • Mar 29, 1982: 54th Academy Awards - Chariots of Fire, Henry Fonda and K Hepburn win
  • Mar 30, 1982: Third space shuttle mission - Columbia 3 lands at White Sands New Mexico.
  • Mar 31, 1982: Rock group Doobie Brothers split up.
  • Apr 1, 1982: US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panam�.
  • Apr 2, 1982: Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands
  • Apr 3, 1982: Buffalo Sabres' Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point.
  • Apr 4, 1982: 11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little.
  • Apr 5, 1982: British fleet sails to Falkland Islands
  • Apr 6, 1982: Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
  • Apr 7, 1982: Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested.
  • Apr 8, 1982: Penguins 2-Isles 4-Preliminary-Isles hold 2-0 lead
  • Apr 10, 1982: LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
  • Apr 11, 1982: Penguins 5-Isles 2-Preliminary-Series tied at 2-2
  • Apr 12, 1982: 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
  • Apr 13, 1982: Penguins 3-Isles 4 (OT) - Preliminary-Isles win series
  • Apr 15, 1982: Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, and landscape display
  • Apr 17, 1982: Canada adopts its constitution
  • Apr 18, 1982: Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
  • Apr 19, 1982: Guinon Bluford announced as 1st black Astronaut
  • Apr 20, 1982: Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
  • Apr 21, 1982: Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
  • Apr 22, 1982: Launch of STS-3-Lousma and Fullerton [03 / 23]
  • Apr 23, 1982: Dennis Wardlow, Mayor of Key West, Florida, declares the independent Conch Republic for a day.
  • Apr 24, 1982: Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
  • Apr 25, 1982: In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal
  • Apr 26, 1982: Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
  • Apr 27, 1982: Nordiques 1-Isles 4 - Semifinals - Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • Apr 29, 1982: Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador
  • Apr 30, 1982: Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season.
  • May 1, 1982: Nordiques 4 - Isles 5 (OT) - Semifinals - Isles hold 3-0 lead
  • May 2, 1982: Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
  • May 3, 1982: US President Ronald Reagan begins five-minute weekly radio broadcasts.
  • May 4, 1982: British torpedo boat Sheffield off Falkland hit by Exocet rocket
  • May 5, 1982: A Unabomber bomb explodes in the computer science department at Vanderbilt University; secretary Janet Smith is injured.
  • May 6, 1982: Seattle Mariners' Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games.
  • May 7, 1982: Is There Life after High School? opens at Barrymore NYC for 12 performances
  • May 8, 1982: Canucks 5-Isles 6 (OT) - Stanley Cup - Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • May 9, 1982: 9 opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 739 performances
  • May 11, 1982: Canucks 4-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
  • May 12, 1982: In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish priest with a bayonet is stopped prior to his attempt to attack Pope John Paul II
  • May 13, 1982: Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy
  • May 14, 1982: Hugh Beaumont, American actor (Ward - Leave it to Beaver), dies at age 73 (born 1909).
  • May 16, 1982: Barnum closes at St. James Theater NYC after 854 performances
  • May 18, 1982: Unification Church founder Reverend Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion.
  • May 19, 1982: Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion
  • May 21, 1982: British troops lands on Falkland Islands
  • May 23, 1982: Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic.
  • May 24, 1982: Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran : Iraq War.
  • May 25, 1982: Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
  • May 26, 1982: British ship Atlantic Conveyor and Coventry were hit in Falkland war
  • May 27, 1982: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes... opens at Alvin NYC for 5 performances
  • May 28, 1982: Pope John Paul II is first pope to visit Great Britain since 1531.
  • May 29, 1982: I Know What Boys Like, by The Waitresses hits #62
  • May 30, 1982: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes... closes at Alvin NYC after 5 performances
  • Jun 1, 1982: Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year
  • Jun 2, 1982: Blues in the Night opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Jun 3, 1982: 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
  • Jun 4, 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, released in USA
  • Jun 5, 1982: 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
  • Jun 6, 1982: 36th Tony Awards: Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and Nine win
  • Jun 7, 1982: 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
  • Jun 8, 1982: 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 9, 1982: General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself President of Guatemala
  • Jun 10, 1982: Taxi, last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
  • Jun 11, 1982: Movie ET The Extra-Terrestrial is released (highest grossing film).
  • Jun 12, 1982: 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park, New York City
  • Jun 13, 1982: 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • Jun 14, 1982: Argentina surrenders to Britain on Falkland Islands, ends 74-day conflict.
  • Jun 15, 1982: Riots in Argentina after Falklands / Malvinas defeat
  • Jun 16, 1982: Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners.
  • Jun 17, 1982: President Reagan 1st UN General Assembly address
  • Jun 18, 1982: Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote
  • Jun 19, 1982: In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
  • Jun 20, 1982: 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL, California
  • Jun 21, 1982: Paul McCartney releases Take it Away
  • Jun 22, 1982: Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
  • Jun 23, 1982: Cleavage opens and closes at Playhouse Theater, New York City
  • Jun 24, 1982: Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
  • Jun 25, 1982: Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
  • Jun 26, 1982: Carlos Lopes runs Europe record 10k (27:34.39)
  • Jun 27, 1982: Play Me a Country Song opens and closes at Virginia Theater, New York City
  • Jun 29, 1982: US Voting Rights Act of 1965 is extended.
  • Jun 30, 1982: Lena Horne: Lady, Music closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 performances
  • Jul 1, 1982: ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • Jul 2, 1982: Larry Walters, a.k.a. Lawn Chair Larry, flies 16,000 feet above Long Beach, California in lawn chair with weather balloons attached.
  • Jul 3, 1982: 89th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats C Evert (61 36 62)
  • Jul 4, 1982: 10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie
  • Jul 5, 1982: Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
  • Jul 6, 1982: A lunar eclipse (umbral duration 236 min and total duration 106 min, the longest of the 20th century) occurs.
  • Jul 7, 1982: David Moorcroft of United Kingdom sets record for 5000m, 13:00.41.
  • Jul 8, 1982: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Jul 9, 1982: Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England vs. India at The Oval
  • Jul 10, 1982: Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week
  • Jul 11, 1982: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Jul 12, 1982: Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
  • Jul 13, 1982: 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Jul 15, 1982: Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
  • Jul 16, 1982: George P Shultz sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Jul 18, 1982: Blues in the Night closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • Jul 19, 1982: 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot HR off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2
  • Jul 20, 1982: Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
  • Jul 21, 1982: HMS ''Hermes'', the Royal Navy flagship during the Falklands War, returns home to Portsmouth to a hero's welcome.
  • Jul 22, 1982: Biggest mass wedding, Rev Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in New York City
  • Jul 23, 1982: FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
  • Jul 24, 1982: KHJ (LA) and KFRC (San Francisco) become 2nd and 3rd stereo AM stations
  • Jul 25, 1982: 20th Tennis Federation Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA
  • Jul 26, 1982: Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe
  • Jul 27, 1982: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's first visit to US in almost 11 years.
  • Jul 29, 1982: Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson
  • Jul 30, 1982: Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • Jul 31, 1982: 46 kids and 7 adults die as 2 buses and several cars collide in France
  • Aug 1, 1982: Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • Aug 3, 1982: Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as New York Yankees' manager.
  • Aug 4, 1982: New York Mets' Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago Cubs' day game, then singles for Montreal Expos in Philadelphia night game. (He was traded in between).
  • Aug 5, 1982: Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
  • Aug 6, 1982: California Doug DeCinces hits 3 HRs again in game (did it 5 days ago also)
  • Aug 7, 1982: Italian Prime Minister Giovanni Spadolini resigns.
  • Aug 8, 1982: 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa
  • Aug 11, 1982: Twins Terry Felton loses and runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)
  • Aug 12, 1982: Heavy Israeli bombardement of Beirut
  • Aug 13, 1982: In Hong Kong, health warnings on cigarette packets are made statutory.Clarence Tsui, ''South China Morning Post'', 12/12/99, webpage: ITobacco330.
  • Aug 14, 1982: Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
  • Aug 15, 1982: Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • Aug 17, 1982: LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings
  • Aug 18, 1982: 1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded
  • Aug 19, 1982: Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 seconds.
  • Aug 20, 1982: US marines land in Beirut Lebanon
  • Aug 21, 1982: Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Aug 23, 1982: Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as President
  • Aug 26, 1982: NASA launches Telesat-F.
  • Aug 27, 1982: Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth.
  • Aug 28, 1982: Sugar Babies closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 performances
  • Aug 29, 1982: George Brett gets his 1,500th hit
  • Aug 30, 1982: PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut
  • Sep 1, 1982: Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 mph
  • Sep 2, 1982: Tom Baker, American actor, dies of a drug overdose at age 42 (born 1940).
  • Sep 4, 1982: Arson fire engulfs apt-hotel in LA, 25 die
  • Sep 5, 1982: 82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • Sep 6, 1982: Dutch Internal Minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists
  • Sep 8, 1982: Dutch social dem party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
  • Sep 9, 1982: Your Arms are Too Short... opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances
  • Sep 10, 1982: Decca releases Beatle audition Complete Silver Beatles album
  • Sep 11, 1982: 96th US Womens Tennis: C E L Mills beats Hana Mandlikova (63 61)
  • Sep 12, 1982: 102nd US Mens Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (63 62 46 64)
  • Sep 13, 1982: Joe Lefevre gets six hits in one baseball game.
  • Sep 14, 1982: 36 snow (Red Lodge, MT)
  • Sep 15, 1982: Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat
  • Sep 16, 1982: Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila and Sabra begins.
  • Sep 17, 1982: New Jersey Devils' first exhibition game, beating the Washington Capitals 3-1 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
  • Sep 18, 1982: Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
  • Sep 19, 1982: 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda and Carol Kane
  • Sep 20, 1982: Jalaluddin takes a one-day hat-trick Pakistan vs. Australia
  • Sep 21, 1982: STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Sep 23, 1982: Amin Gemayel, brother of Bachir, is elected president of Lebanon.
  • Sep 24, 1982: US, Italian, and French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon.
  • Sep 25, 1982: Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Ill 31-6
  • Sep 26, 1982: Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 27, 1982: Cards clinching NL East title
  • Sep 28, 1982: 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
  • Sep 29, 1982: 1st broadcast of Cheers on NBC-TV
  • Sep 30, 1982: National railroad strike in Belgium
  • Oct 1, 1982: Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
  • Oct 2, 1982: Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700
  • Oct 3, 1982: Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship
  • Oct 4, 1982: Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR
  • Oct 5, 1982: Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed President of Bolivia
  • Oct 7, 1982: Olof Palme forms Swedish government
  • Oct 8, 1982: Poland bans Solidarity after having suspended it on 13 December 1981.
  • Oct 9, 1982: Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
  • Oct 10, 1982: Brewers beat Angels in ALCS
  • Oct 11, 1982: 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson and Ricky Skagg
  • Oct 12, 1982: 38.6 cm (15.2 inches) of rainfall, Angoon, Alaska (state record).
  • Oct 13, 1982: IOC restores 2 gold medals from 1912 Olympics to Jim Thorpe
  • Oct 14, 1982: President Reagan proclaims war against drugs
  • Oct 15, 1982: The Garn - St Germain Depository Institutions Act deregulates the U.S. savings and loan industry.
  • Oct 16, 1982: Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
  • Oct 17, 1982: 1st live orchestra on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)
  • Oct 19, 1982: Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (Not guilty)
  • Oct 20, 1982: Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler
  • Oct 22, 1982: Gene Mauch resigns as manager of Angels
  • Oct 24, 1982: 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
  • Oct 26, 1982: US budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
  • Oct 27, 1982: IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
  • Oct 28, 1982: NASA launches RCA-E.
  • Oct 29, 1982: Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release Girl is Mine
  • Oct 30, 1982: Portugal revises constitution
  • Oct 31, 1982: Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain.
  • Nov 1, 1982: Andrew Dice Clay & George Wendt appear in Trick or Treatment
  • Nov 2, 1982: Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die
  • Nov 3, 1982: The Dow Jones Industrial Average surges 43.41 points, or 4.25 prercent, to close at 1,065.49, its first all-time high in more than nine years.
  • Nov 4, 1982: Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch Premier
  • Nov 5, 1982: George Harrison releases Gone Troppo album
  • Nov 6, 1982: Joe Altobelli succeeds Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
  • Nov 7, 1982: Your Arms are Too Short to Box closes at Alvin NYC after 69 performances
  • Nov 8, 1982: In Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA a falling meteorite pierces the roof of a house.
  • Nov 9, 1982: Sugar Ray Leonard retires for the first time.
  • Nov 10, 1982: IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankrupcy
  • Nov 11, 1982: 5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-launches first commercial flight.
  • Nov 12, 1982: USSR KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as USSR leader
  • Nov 13, 1982: Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington DC
  • Nov 14, 1982: Polish Solidarity Chairman Lech Walesa freed
  • Nov 16, 1982: 5th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 5-lands at Edwards Air Force Base.
  • Nov 17, 1982: Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
  • Nov 18, 1982: Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
  • Nov 20, 1982: Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live
  • Nov 22, 1982: Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas
  • Nov 23, 1982: Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB and mated for STS-6
  • Nov 24, 1982: Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25, 1982: The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson's Department Store.
  • Nov 26, 1982: Yasuhiro Nakasone elected Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
  • Nov 27, 1982: 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
  • Nov 28, 1982: Pirates of Penzance closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 performances
  • Nov 30, 1982: STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Dec 1, 1982: Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart
  • Dec 2, 1982: 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (University of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
  • Dec 3, 1982: New Jersey Devils 1st hat trick (Steve Tambellini)
  • Dec 4, 1982: China adopts its constitution
  • Dec 5, 1982: Herschel Walker of Georgia wins Heisman Trophy
  • Dec 6, 1982: Bomb attack on Londonderry, North Ireland disco, 17 killed
  • Dec 7, 1982: Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building.
  • Dec 8, 1982: Herman Van Veen: All of Him opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 performances
  • Dec 9, 1982: Mary-Beth and William Hurt divorce
  • Dec 10, 1982: Freeman "Amos" Gosden, US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at age 83.
  • Dec 12, 1982: Herman Van Veen: All of Him closes at Ambassador NYC after 6 performances
  • Dec 13, 1982: Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die
  • Dec 14, 1982: Marcel Dionne, Los Angeles, California, becomes 9th NHL player to score 500 goals.
  • Dec 15, 1982: Bill Parcells becomes the 12th head coach of the New York Giants.
  • Dec 16, 1982: Tom Seaver agrees to new contract with New York Mets.
  • Dec 22, 1982: William Mastrosimones Extremities, premieres in New York City
  • Dec 23, 1982: Jack Webb, actor (Joe Friday - Dragnet), dies of a heart attack at age 62.
  • Dec 24, 1982: Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic.
  • Dec 25, 1982: Mudassar Nazar scores century, then Imran rips through Indians.
  • Dec 26, 1982: A brief but severe recession begins in the United States.
  • Dec 27, 1982: Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory versus India at Karachi.
  • Dec 29, 1982: Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica
  • Dec 30, 1982: Anthony Shaffers Whodunnit, premieres in New York City
  • Dec 31, 1982: TV soap Doctors ends 19 year run
  • Jan 8, 1982: Breakup of the Bell System: In the United States, AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.

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What does the year 1982 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1982 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 83rd year of the 20th century and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1981 and precedes 1983.

calendars for year 1982

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