1982

1982 is the year that people were excited by new technology, leading to a significant change in their buying habits.

1982

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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Movies

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Country: United States of America

Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Country: United States of America

The Thing

The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Country: United States of America

Gandhi

Gandhi

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

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

Country: United States of America

Fanny and Alexander

Fanny and Alexander

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1982 ?
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When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

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When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions:

The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum

The Parsifal Mosaic

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Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning

By:

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.

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

The Hotel New Hampshire

By:

“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1982 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Jason
  5. David
  6. James
  7. Joshua
  8. John
  9. Robert
  10. Daniel
Top #10 female names
  1. Jennifer
  2. Jessica
  3. Amanda
  4. Sarah
  5. Melissa
  6. Nicole
  7. Stephanie
  8. Elizabeth
  9. Crystal
  10. Amy
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1982?


Events

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