< MCMLXXXII = 1982 >
Events in 1982
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|25 January:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rooster makes room for the Year of the Dog.|
|6 March:|| ||Ayn Rand, American author, dies in New York at age 77.|
|2 April:|| ||Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.|
|8 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|11 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|30 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|10 June:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1402 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|11 June:|| ||“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is released in the United States following its premiere at the closing gala of the Cannes Film Festival on 26 May.|
|12 June:|| ||One million people demonstrate in New York City's Central Park against nuclear weapons and for an end to the Cold War arms race, the largest political demonstration in American history.|
|14 June:|| ||British troops regain control of the Falklands.|
|25 June:|| ||The movie “Blade Runner” by Ridley Scott is released in the United States.|
|10 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|14 July:|| ||The Pink Floyd movie “The Wall” premieres for Pete Townshend, Roger Taylor, Sting and other guests at the Empire, Leicester Square theatre in London.|
|23 July:|| ||The International Whaling Commission outlaws commercial whaling with 25 votes to seven and five abstentions.|
|6 Augustus:|| ||The movie “Pink Floyd The Wall” opens to the public in New York.|
|31 Augustus:|| ||The Commodore 64 is released this day or week, the most popular home computer of all time.|
|16 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|19 September:|| ||Professor Scott Fahlman posts a message to the Carnegie Mellon bulletin board proposing the use of smiles :-) and frowns :-( as a means of surrogate nonverbal communication.|
|27 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|10 November:|| ||Leonid Brezhnev, successor of Khrushchev as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, dies in Moscow at age 75.|
|30 November:|| ||The music album “Thriller” by Michael Jackson is released, going on to become the best-selling record album ever in just over a year.|
|11 December:|| ||The last performance of Swedish musical group ABBA is recorded in a Stockholm studio and broadcast live in the United Kingdom.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1982
The computer, Time Machine of the Year.Olof Palme, Marc Chagall, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Belcampo, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, Samuel Beckett, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Albert Broccoli, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Freddie Mercury, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1982 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 1886, 1897, 1909, 1915, 1926, 1937, 1943, 1954, 1965 and 1971 in the century before it and 1993, 1999, 2010, 2021, 2027, 2038, 2049, 2055, 2066 and 2077 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1982 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 21 April 2018.