|Centuries:||19th century – 20th century – 21st century|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s – 1980s – 1990s 2000s 2010s|
|Years:||1979 1980 1981 – 1982 – 1983 1984 1985|
1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1982nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 982nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 82nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1980s decade.
Events[change | change source]
- January 15 – K.C. and the Sunshine Band's Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida.
- January 17 – Tommy Tucker, writer of "Hi Heel Sneakers", dies of carbon tetrachloride poisoning sustained while he was finishing floors in his home.
- January 20 – Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off of a live bat thrown at him during a performance. Osbourne is hospitalized with rabies.
- January 21 – B.B. King donates his personal record collection, which includes nearly 7,000 rare blues records, to the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
- February 13 – A 300-pound gravestone from the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant is stolen from an Orange Park, Florida cemetery. Police found the gravestone two weeks later in a dry river bed.
- February 20 – Pat Benatar marries her guitarist, Neil Giraldo on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
- March 4 – Frank Zappa's son Dweezil and daughter Moon Unit form Fred Zeppelin.
- March 5 – Comedian and Blues Brother John Belushi is found dead of an apparent drug overdose in the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
- March 18 – Teddy Pendergrass is severely injured in a car accident in Philadelphia. Pendergrass' injuries result in him being paralyzed from the waist down.
- March 19 – Ozzy Osbourne's lead guitarist, Randy Rhoads is killed in a freak accident in Leesburg, Florida when the plane he's riding in buzzes Osbourne's tour bus and crashes into a house. The plane's pilot and a female passenger are also killed.
- March 28 – In Los Angeles, California, David Crosby is arrested for possession of Quaaludes and drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of cocaine and carrying a concealed weapon.
- March 29 – Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney release their single "Ebony and Ivory".
- March 31 – The Doobie Brothers announce that they are breaking up.
- April 2 – The Falklands War begins.
- April 15 – Billy Joel is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Long Island, New York. Joel spends over a month in the hospital undergoing physical therapy for his hand.
- April – Amy Grant marries Gary Chapman.
- April 26 – Rod Stewart is mugged in Los Angeles, California. Stewart loses his $50,000 Porsche to the mugger, but was not hurt.
- June 20 – The Falklands War ends.
- August 17 – The first mass production of compact discs begins in Langenhagen near Hanover, Germany.
- September 7 – The musical Cats begins its 18-year run on Broadway.
- September 30 – The TV show Cheers premieres.
- November 5 – First broadcast of The Tube was shown on Channel 4 in the UK.
- November 13 – Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated.
Births[change | change source]
- February 14 – Marián Gáborík, Slovak professional ice hockey player
- April 10 - Chyler Leigh, American actress, singer and model
- June 21 – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
- August 6 - David Knazovicky
Deaths[change | change source]
- January 10 – Paul Lynde, comedian
- February 12- Victor Jory, Canadian actor (born 1902)
- March 5 – John Belushi, actor
- March 29 – Carl Orff, German composer
- August 12 – Henry Fonda, actor
- September 5 – Douglas Bader, RAF Fighter pilot
- November 10 – Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union
- August 27 – Sri Anandamayi Ma,Hindu spiritual teacher and Guru from Bengal
Movies released[change | change source]
- 48 Hrs.
- The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
- Blade Runner
- Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
- Class of 1984
- Conan the Barbarian
- Das Boot
- Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
- Death Wish II
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- Fanny and Alexander
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- First Blood
- Friday the 13th, Part 3
- Grease 2
- Halloween III: Season of the Witch
- My Favorite Year
- An Officer and a Gentleman
- Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip
- The Road Warrior
- Rocky III, starring Sylvester Stallone
- The Secret of NIMH
- Sophie's Choice
- Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
- Time Stands Still
- The Verdict
- Veronika Voss
- The World According to Garp
Hit songs[change | change source]
- "867-5309 Jenny" – Tommy Tutone
- "Always On My Mind" – Willie Nelson
- "Believer" – Ozzy Osbourne
- "Body Language" – Queen
- "The Day Before You Came" – ABBA
- "Don't Talk To Strangers" – Rick Springfield
- "Electric Eye" – Judas Priest
- "Even the Nights are Better" – Air Supply
- "Eye In The Sky" – Alan Parsons Project
- "Flying High Again" – Ozzy Osbourne
- "Freeze Frame" – J. Geils Band
- "Gloria" – Laura Branigan
- "Gypsy" – Fleetwood Mac
- "Head Over Heels" – ABBA
- "Heart Attack" – Olivia Newton-John
- "Heat Of The Moment" – Asia
- "Hold Me" – Fleetwood Mac
- "Hungry Like The Wolf" – Duran Duran
- "Hurts So Good" – John Cougar
- "I'm Afraid of Me" – Culture Club
- "Invisible Sun" – The Police
- "Love Will Turn You Around" – Kenny Rogers
- "Make A Move On Me" – Olivia Newton-John
- "The Message" – Grandmaster Flash
- "Open Arms" – Journey
- "Our Lips Are Sealed" – The Go-Gos
- "Over The Mountain" – Ozzy Osbourne
- "Planet Rock" – Afrika Bambaataa
- "Pressure" – Billy Joel
- "Quiero Ser" – Menudo
- "Rock The Casbah" – The Clash
- "Rosanna" – Toto
- "Shake It Up" – The Cars
- "Since You're Gone" – The Cars
- "Spirits In The Material World" – The Police
- "Still They Ride" – Journey
- "Sube A Mi Motora" – Menudo
- "Time (Clock of the Heart)" – Culture Club
- "TV Party" – Black Flag
- "Twilight Zone" – Golden Earring
- "Vacation" – The Go-Gos
- "Valley Girl" – Frank Zappa
- "We Got The Beat" – The Go-Gos
- "White Boy" – Culture Club
- "You Can't Hurry Love" – Phil Collins
- "You Should Hear How She Talks About You" – Melissa Manchester
- "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" – Judas Priest
New books[change | change source]
Nobel Prizes[change | change source]
- Physics – Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist
- Chemistry – Aaron Klug
- Physiology or Medicine – Sune K Bergström, Bengt I Samuelsson, John R Vane
- Literature – Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist and journalist
- Peace – Alva Myrdal and Alfonso García Robles
- Economics – George Stigler
References[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 1982.|
- "R&B singer Pendergrass dead in Pa. at 59". Retrieved 2010-01-14.