What Happened on October 1, 1982

Historical Events

  • EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida

Album Release

Marvin Gaye releases his last studio album "Midnight Love" featuring single "Sexual Healing"

  • The Sony CDP-101, world's first commercially released Compact Disc player released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Album Release

Warner Bros. Records releases "The Nightfly". the debut solo studio album by singer-songwriter keyboardist Donald Fagen of the band Steely Dan

Event of Interest

West Germany's Christian Democrat Union ousts Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor, replacing him with Helmut Kohl

1982 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Lawrence, Bath born Entrepreneur
  • Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish pop-dance singer, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden
Born in 1982

About October 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jack & Diane - John Cougar
  • UK #1 Song: Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth