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)

Sport awardTennis Open

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's premiere of TV made "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on title Watergate conspirator, participant and convict
  • Jan 10th NBC premiere of the film about G. Gordon Liddy
  • 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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

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 Philadelphia 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".

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

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 President 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

Sports record brokenNHL Record

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
  • 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)

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Feb 26th Test Cricket debut of batsman Martin Crowe, playing for New Zealand v Australia in Wellington, run out for 9

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Martin Crowe
  • 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 US 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.

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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