Historical Events for Year 1982

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Months in Year 1982: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Events 1 - 150 of 853

Jan 1st - 30 Something stars Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
Jan 1st - Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes sec-gen of UN
Jan 1st - MTA launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the NYC subway system
Jan 1st - Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland
Jan 1st - TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system
Jan 1st - 68th Rose Bowl: #12 Washington beats #13 Iowa, 28-0
Jan 1st - 48th Sugar Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats #2 Georgia, 24-20
Jan 1st - 11th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #8 Southern California, 26-10
Jan 1st - 48th Orange Bowl: #1 Clemson beats #4 Nebraska, 22-15
Jan 2nd - "Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances
Jan 2nd - Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
Jan 2nd - "The Epic in Miami", in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records
Jan 3rd - 70th Men's Australian Open: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4)
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova Jan 3rd - 70th Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-7, 6-4, 7-5)
Jan 4th - Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
Jan 4th - Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show
Jan 4th - Golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm
Jan 4th - ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network
Jan 5th - Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation
Jan 5th - Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression
Jan 7th - "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
Jan 7th - Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick
Jan 8th - AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
Jan 8th - Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee
NHL Star Bryan TrottierNHL Star Bryan Trottier Jan 8th - Justice Dept withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since
Jan 9th - 5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; 1st since 1855
Jan 9th - Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 sec in Mass HS game
Jan 10th - -17°F (27.2°C) in Braemar Grampian (equals UK record)
Jan 10th - "Freezer Bowl", Bengals beat Chargers in -59°F (-51°C) to win AFC championship
Jan 10th - Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)
Jan 10th - "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)
Jan 10th - NBC premiere of the film about G. Gordon Liddy
Jan 10th - NBC's premiere of TV made "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on title Watergate conspirator, participant and convict
NFL Quarterback Joe MontanaNFL Quarterback Joe Montana Jan 10th - AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers 27-7
Jan 10th - NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27
Jan 11th - Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F
Jan 11th - Honduras adopts constitution
Jan 13th - Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 13th - Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St Bridge in Washington, D.C., & falls into Potomac River, killing 78
Jan 15th - "Forbidden Broadway" by/with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in NYC
Jan 15th - Mark Thatcher, son of UK prime minister Magaret Thatcher, makes his way home after 6 days missing in the Sahara
Jan 17th - "Cold Sunday" in the United States would see temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron Jan 19th - Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
Jan 19th - Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher
Jan 20th - 7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor Ky
Jan 20th - Honduras constitution goes into effect
Jan 20th - Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament
Jan 20th - Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers
Jan 20th - Heavy metal musician Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a bat on stage in Des Moines, Iowa
Jan 21st - "Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 36 performances
Jan 21st - NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
Jan 22nd - 75% of North America is covered by snow
Rock Vocalist Ozzy OsbourneRock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne Jan 23rd - Urbe Blanca (cow) produces record 110 kg of milk, Cuba (approx date)
Jan 23rd - World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2
Jan 24th - Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
Jan 25th - 9th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win
Jan 26th - Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins
Jan 26th - Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland
Jan 26th - For the first time since the 1930s, the unemployed population in UK rises above three million
Jan 27th - "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale NYC for 747 perfs
Jan 27th - Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland
Jan 27th - Phila trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
Jan 27th - Roberto S Cordova installed as president of Honduras
Country Singer Kenny RogersCountry Singer Kenny Rogers Jan 27th - West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
Jan 28th - US Gen Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy
Jan 28th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 28th - Italian police rescue, James Dozier, a US Brigadier General, held hostage by the Red Brigade for 6 weeks
Jan 29th - Old Dominion ends Louisiana Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak
Jan 29th - Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
Jan 30th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
Jan 30th - Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
Jan 30th - 39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win
Actress Meryl StreepActress Meryl Streep Jan 31st - 10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman
Jan 31st - Gustafson skates world record 10 km (14:26.59)
Jan 31st - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
Jan 31st - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13
Jan 31st - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
Jan 31st - 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at East Rutherford, New Jersey
Feb 1st - "Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV, Bill Murray is first guest
Feb 1st - Senegal & Gambia form loose confederation (Senegambia)
Feb 2nd - Government troops and Muslim fundamentalists battle in Hamah, Syria
Feb 3rd - Columbia Shuttle moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-3 mission
Feb 3rd - Greatest helicopter lift, 56,888 kg, Podmoscovnoe, USSR
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman Feb 3rd - John Sharples of England finishes 371 hours of disco dancing
Feb 3rd - Porn star John Holmes ordered to stand trial for murder
Feb 4th - "Pump Boys & Dinettes" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 573 perfs
Feb 4th - Indoor distance record for a paper airplane (47m) Tacoma Wash
Feb 4th - Musical "Pump Boys & Dinettes" premieres in NYC
Feb 4th - Suriname premier Chin A Sen flees
Feb 5th - Chin A Sen ends term as president of Suriname
Feb 5th - DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
Feb 5th - British airline Laker Airways collapses owing 270M pounds ($351M)
Feb 5th - Suriname pres Chin A Sen resigns & flees to Neth
Feb 6th - "Centerfold" by J Geils Band hit #1 on pop chart
Feb 7th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
Feb 7th - Luis A Monge elected pres of Costa Rica
Feb 8th - Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
Feb 9th - 34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington
Feb 10th - 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec
Feb 11th - Ozzie Smith for Garry Templeton trade finally goes through
Feb 12th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky Feb 12th - Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record
Feb 12th - 32nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Veronika Voss" wins the Golden Bear
Feb 13th - Dark Side of the Moon is in charts for 402nd week
Feb 13th - Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers
Feb 14th - "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall
Feb 14th - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
Feb 14th - 24th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison wins (153.991 MPH)
Feb 15th - Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
Feb 15th - Ocean Ranger oil-drilling platform lost off Newfoundland, 84 die
Feb 16th - Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta
Feb 16th - Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad
Feb 17th - Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England
Feb 19th - Hanneke Jagersma installed as Neth's 1st Communist mayor
Feb 19th - Sharie Langford, California, sets women's bowling series record of 853
Feb 19th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Feb 20th - NY Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game
Feb 21st - "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 1604 perfs
Feb 21st - "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel Feb 21st - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic
Feb 22nd - NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for NY governor (unsuccessful)
Feb 23rd - Michael Frayn's "Noises Off" premieres in London
Feb 24th - Basketball team Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
Feb 24th - 24th Grammy Awards: Betty Davis Eyes, Double Fantasy wins
Feb 24th - Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92
Feb 25th - Final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" airs
Feb 25th - Record speed for a snowmobile (239 kph)
Feb 26th - Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, v Australia Wellington, run out 9
Feb 27th - Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw
Feb 27th - Earl Anthony becomes 1st pro bowler to win more than $1 million
Feb 27th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Feb 27th - Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta
Feb 28th - AT & T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day
Feb 28th - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
Feb 28th - FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street
Mar 1st - 5 dies as ski lift malfunctions at Luz-Ardiden in Pyrenees
Mar 1st - NY Times raises its price from 25 cents to 30 cents
Mar 1st - Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
Mar 2nd - 60th hat trick in Islander history-Bryan Trottier
Mar 2nd - Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru
Mar 3rd - Senate begins debate on expulsion of Sen Harrison Williams (D-NJ)
Mar 4th - 2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Bossy & D Potvin
Mar 4th - NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 504
Mar 5th - Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners
Mar 5th - Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data
Mar 6th - NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
Mar 6th - Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)
Mar 6th - 23rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Kentucky, 48-46
Mar 7th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic
Mar 7th - Jarmilla Kratochvilova run world record 400 m indoor (49.59 sec)

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