What Happened in 1982

Significant Events

  • Apr 2 Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain
  • Apr 17 Canada adopts its constitution
  • May 2 Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
  • Jun 6 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out the PLO
  • Jun 14 Argentina surrenders to Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
  • Oct 27 China announces its population has reached 1 billion plus people
  • Nov 16 Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight
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"The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)

On January 10, 1982

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