What Happened on October 31, 1982

Historical Events

  • "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St James NYC after 9 performances

Papal Visit

Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain


Pope John Paul II canonizes Canadian Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal, as a saint

Famous Birthdays

  • Justin Chatwin, Canadian actor (War of the Worlds), born in Nanaimo, Canada
  • The Cheeky Girls [Gabriela and Monica Irimia], British-Romanian pop singers, born in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania
  • Tomáš Plekanec, Czech ice hockey player, born in Cladno, Czech Republic
1982 Highlights

About October 31, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker And Jennifer Warnes
  • UK #1 Song: Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club