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What Happened in 1982

Important Events in 1982

  • Apr 2 Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain
  • Apr 17 Proclamation of the Constitution Act by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
  • 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 Great Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
  • Jul 24 Single "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor from "Rocky III" soundtrack starts 6-week run at No. 1 on US charts (Grammy for Best Rock Performance)
  • Oct 14 US President Reagan proclaims a war on drugs
  • Oct 27 China announces its population has reached 1 billion plus people

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1982 in Film & TV

1982 in Music

  • Feb 14 "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall
  • Mar 26 Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder release the single "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK
  • Jul 27 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in NYC
  • Oct 1 Marvin Gaye releases his last studio album "Midnight Love" featuring single "Sexual Healing"

1982 in Sport

  • Jan 2 "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 10 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys, 28-27; "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes fingertip catch for a TD from Joe Montana with 58" remaining; SF goes on to win Super Bowl
  • Sep 21 NFL players begin a 57 day strike
  • Nov 12 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket for Pakistan v India, goes to 215

Do you know this fact about today?Did You Know?

1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart

On December 2, 1982

Famous People in 1982

World Leaders in 1982

Would you believe this fact about today?Would You Believe?

Michael Fagan breaks into Buckingham Palace and enters the Queen's bedroom in Buckingham Palace, London

On July 9, 1982

Famous Weddings in 1982

Famous Divorces in 1982

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