Year 1982 in History

Events in History

  • 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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Historical Marriages

  • Jul 1 Over 2000 Unification Church couples marry at NYC Madison Square Garden
  • Jul 22 Biggest mass wedding, Rev Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in NYC
  • Jul 24 Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride (31) weds astronaut Steven Hawley (30) in Salina, Kansas

Historical Divorces

  • Dec 6 US Senator Ted & Joan Kennedy divorce