Historical Events in 1982

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  • 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

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Jan 1st Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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)

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Jan 3rd 70th Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-7, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 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

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Jan 5th Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Jan 7th "Fame" premieres on NBC TV

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Jan 7th Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Jan 8th AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
  • Jan 8th Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • 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)

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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)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 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
  • 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

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Jan 13th Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 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.
  • 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

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Jan 20th Heavy metal musician Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a bat on stage in Des Moines, Iowa

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • 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
  • 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

Music-awardsMusic Awards

Jan 25th 9th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 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 performances
  • 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
  • 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".

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Jan 30th 39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win

Actress Meryl Streep
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

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Feb 1st "Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV, Bill Murray is first guest

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Bill Murray
  • 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
  • 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 performances
  • 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 hits #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

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Feb 12th Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 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 performances
  • Feb 21st "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances

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Feb 21st Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 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)
  • Mar 7th NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
  • Mar 7th 29th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 47-45

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Mar 10th President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Mar 10th Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
  • Mar 10th Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun
  • Mar 10th Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame
  • Mar 10th The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups.

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Mar 10th 8th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
  • Mar 11th Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname
  • Mar 11th Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Mar 11th Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington, D.C.

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Mar 11th US boycotts Libyan crude oil
  • Mar 12th 1st-class debut of Courtney Walsh, Jamaica v Leeward Islands
  • Mar 12th PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline"
  • Mar 13th Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
  • Mar 13th Ice Pairs Championship at Copenhagen won by Baess & Thierbach (GDR)
  • Mar 13th Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • Mar 13th Worlds Ladies Fig Skate Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA)
  • Mar 13th Elaine Zayak, lands 6 triple jumps to win world skating championship

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Mar 13th TV drama "T.J. Hooker" premieres on on US's ABC network starring William Shatner

  • Mar 14th Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
  • Mar 14th Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
  • Mar 15th Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan
  • Mar 15th KGB-AM in San Diego CA changes call letters to KCNN (now KPOP)
  • Mar 15th Nicaragua suspends their citizens rights for 30 days
  • Mar 17th 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
  • Mar 18th Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
  • Mar 19th National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27
  • Mar 19th Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the U.K..
  • Mar 20th 1st-class debut of Richie Richardson, Leeward Is v Barbados
  • Mar 20th France performs nuclear test
  • Mar 20th Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 wks
  • Mar 20th Rev A Treurnicht forms Conservative Party of South Africa
  • Mar 21st "Little Johnny Jones" opens & closes at Alvin Theater NYC
  • Mar 21st Jerry Pate celebrates golf win by jumping into the water hazard
  • Mar 21st Movie "Annie" premieres

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Mar 21st Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Mar 22nd 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched
  • Mar 22nd Iran offensive against Iraq
  • Mar 23rd Guatemala military coup under gen Rios Montt, president Romeo Lucas flees

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Mar 23rd Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Mar 24th US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia
  • Mar 25th Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season
  • Mar 25th 1st broadcast of "Cagney & Lacey" on CBS-TV
  • Mar 26th Ground-breaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Mar 26th Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • Mar 26th Soap opera "Capitol" premieres
  • Mar 27th "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 performances
  • Mar 27th Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore
  • Mar 27th Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes