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Gregorian calendar 1982

Ab urbe condita 2735
Armenian calendar 1431
Bahá'í calendar 138 – 139
Buddhist calendar 2526
Coptic calendar 1698 – 1699
Ethiopian calendar 1974 – 1975
Hebrew calendar 5742 5743
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2037 – 2038
 - Shaka Samvat 1904 – 1905
 - Kali Yuga 5083 – 5084
Holocene calendar 11982
Iranian calendar 1360 – 1361
Islamic calendar 1402 – 1403
Japanese calendar Shōwa


(昭和 57年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2642
Julian calendar 2027
Korean calendar 4315
Thai solar calendar 2525
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1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). It is the 1982nd year of our Lord or A.D.; the 982nd year of the 2nd millennium; the 82nd year of the 20th century; and the 3rd year of the 1980s decade.



  • January 6William Bonin is convicted of being the Freeway Killer.
  • January 8AT&T agrees to divest itself into 22 subdivisions.
  • January 10 – The lowest ever United Kingdom temperature of −27.2 °C (−17 °F) is recorded at Braemar, in Aberdeenshire. This equals the record set in the same place in 1895 (the record is equalled again at Altnaharra in 1995).
  • January 11Mark Thatcher, son of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, disappears in the Sahara during the Paris-Dakar Rally. He is rescued January 14.
  • January 11January 17 – A brutal cold snap sends temperatures to all-time record lows in dozens of cities throughout the Midwestern United States.
  • January 13 – Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78. On the same day, a Washington Metro train derails to the north, killing 3 (the system's first fatal accident).
  • January 17Cold Sunday sweeps over the northern United States.
  • January 26
    • Mauno Koivisto is elected President of Finland.
    • Unemployment in the United Kingdom increases by 129,918 to 3,070,621, a post-war record.
  • January 27 – The Garret FitzGerald government of the Republic of Ireland is defeated 82–81 on its budget; Fitzgerald announces his resignation.
  • January 28United States Army Brigadier General James L. Dozier is rescued by the Italian anti-terrorism Nucleo Operativo Centrale di Sicurezza (NOCS) force after being held captive for 42 days by the Red Brigades.


  • February 1Senegal and Gambia form a loose Senegambia Confederation.
  • February 2 – The Hama massacre begins in Syria.
  • February 3Syrian president Hafez al-Assad orders the army to purge the city of Harran of the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • February 5London-based Laker Airways collapses, leaving 6,000 stranded passengers and debts of $270 million.
  • February 9Japan Airlines Flight 350 crashes in Tokyo Bay due to thrust reversal on approach to Tokyo International Airport, killing 24 among the 174 people on board.
  • February 15 – The oil platform Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing all 84 rig workers aboard.
  • February 18 – The Republic of Ireland general election gives a boost to Fianna Fáil.
  • February 19 – The DeLorean Motor Company Car Factory in Belfast is put into receivership.
  • February 24 – In South Africa, 22 National Party MPs led by Andries Treurnicht vote for no confidence in P. W. Botha.
  • February 25 – The European Court of Human Rights rules that teachers who cane, belt or tase children against the wishes of their parents are in breach of the Human Rights Convention.
  • February 27Atlanta murders of 1979-1981: Wayne Williams is convicted of murdering two adult men and is sentenced to two consecutive life terms.


  • March 3Elizabeth II opens the Barbican Centre in London.
  • March 9Charles Haughey becomes Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland.
  • March 10
    • The United States places an embargo on Libyan oil imports, alleging Libyan support for terrorist groups.
    • Syzygy: All eight planets align on the same side of the Sun (see also Jupiter effect).
  • March 16 – In Newport, Rhode Island, Claus von Bülow is found guilty of the attempted murder of his wife.
  • March 18
    • An Argentine scrap metal dealer raises the Argentine flag in South Georgia.
    • Mary Whitehouse's private prosecution of The Romans in Britain collapses.
  • March 26 – A ground-breaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, DC.
  • March 29
    • Royal Assent given to the Canada Act 1982, setting the stage for the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution on April 17.
    • The 54th Academy Awards, hosted by Johnny Carson, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. Chariots of Fire wins Best Picture and three other Academy Awards.


  • April 2 – The Falklands War begins: Argentina invades and occupies the Falkland Islands.
  • April 3Argentina's Invasion of South Georgia
  • April 6 – A blizzard unprecedented in size for April dumps 1–2 feet of snow on the northeastern United States, closing schools and businesses, snarling traffic, and canceling several major league baseball games.
  • April 17 – By Proclamation of the Queen of Canada on Parliament Hill, Canada patriates its constitution, gaining full political independence from the United Kingdom; included is the country's first entrenched bill of rights.
  • April 23Dennis Wardlow, mayor of Key West, Florida, declares the independent "Conch Republic" for a day.
  • April 24 – German singer Nicole wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1982 for Germany, with the song Ein Bisschen Frieden.
  • April 25Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula in accordance with the Egyptian–Israeli Peace Treaty.
  • April 26 – British retake South Georgia during Operation Paraquet
  • April 30Bijon Setu massacre


  • May 1 – A crowd of over 100,000 attends the first day of the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. The fair is kicked off with an address by President Ronald Reagan. Over 11 million people attend the fair during its 6-month run.
  • May 2
    • Falklands War: The nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano, killing 323 sailors.
    • The Weather Channel airs on cable television for the first time.
  • May 4Falklands War: HMS Sheffield is hit by an Exocet missile, and burns out of control; 20 sailors are killed. The ship sinks on May 10.
  • May 5 – A Unabomber bomb explodes in the computer science department at Vanderbilt University; secretary Janet Smith is injured.
  • May 8 – French-Canadian racing driver Gilles Villeneuve is killed during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.
  • May 12
    • Spanish priest Juan María Fernández y Krohn tries to stab Pope John Paul II with a bayonet during the latter's pilgrimage to the shrine at Fatima.
    • Braniff International Airways is declared bankrupt and ceases all flights.
  • May 21Falklands War: British landings sparked the Battle of San Carlos
  • May 22
    • Falklands War: HMS Ardent is sunk by Argentine aircraft, killing 22 sailors.
    • International Maritime Organization (IMO).
  • May 23 – Falklands War: HMS Antelope is lost
  • May 24
    • Iranian troops retake Khorramshahr.
    • KGB head Yuri Andropov is appointed to the Secretariat of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • May 25 – British ships HMS Coventry and Atlantic Conveyor are sunk during the Falklands War
  • May 26
    • Aston Villa wins the European Cup, beating Bayern Munich 1–0 after a 69-minute goal by Peter Withe in Rotterdam.
    • Kielder Water, an artificial lake in Northumberland, is opened.
  • May 27
    • Tottenham Hotspur F.C. wins the FA Cup, beating QPR 1–0 in a replay.
    • Conservative candidate Tim Smith holds the seat of Beaconsfield in a by-election. The Labour Party candidate is future Prime Minister Tony Blair.
  • May 30
    • Spain becomes the 16th member of NATO and the 1st nation to enter the alliance since West Germany's admission in 1955.
    • Indianapolis 500: In what Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Donald Davidson and Speedway public address announcer Tom Carnegie later call the greatest moment in the track's history, 1973 winner Gordon Johncock wins his second race over 1979 winner Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds, the closest finish to that date, after Mears draws alongside Johncock with a lap remaining, after erasing a seemingly insurmountable advantage of more than 11 seconds in the final 10 laps.
    • Hussain Muhammad Ershad seizes power in Bangladesh.
    • Cal Ripken, Jr. plays the first of what eventually becomes his record-breaking streak of 2,632 consecutive Major League Baseball games.


  • June 6
    • The 1982 Lebanon War begins: Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon in their "Operation Peace for the Galilee," eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
    • The United Nations Security Council votes to demand that Israel withdraw its troops from Lebanon.
  • June 8
    • President Ronald Reagan becomes the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament.
    • Falklands War: British RFA Sir Galahad is destroyed during the Bluff Cove Air Attacks
    • VASP Flight 168, a Boeing 727 passenger jet, crashes into forest Fortaleza, killing 137.
  • June 12 – A rally against nuclear weapons draws 750,000 to New York City's Central Park. Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and Linda Ronstadt attend. An international convocation at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine features prominent peace activists from around the world and afterward participants march on Fifth Avenue to Central Park for the rally.
  • June 13
    • The 1982 FIFA World Cup begins in Spain.
    • Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.
  • June 14 – The Falklands War ends: Formal surrender of Argentine forces, and liberation of the Falkland Islanders.
  • June 18 – Argentine military dictator Leopoldo Galtieri resigns, in the wake of his country's defeat in the Falklands War.
  • June 19 – The body of "God's Banker", Roberto Calvi, chairman of Banco Ambrosiano, is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
  • June 21Prince William is born at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, West London.
  • June 24British Airways Flight 9 suffers a temporary 4-engine flameout and damage to the exterior of the plane, after flying through the otherwise undetected ash plume from Indonesia's Mount Galunggung.
  • June 25 – The Institute for Puerto Rican Policy is founded in New York City to research and advocate for Puerto Rican and Latino community issues. In 2006, it changes it name to the National Institute for Latino Policy.
  • June 30 – The Equal Rights Amendment falls short of the 38 states needed to pass; Phyllis Schlafly and other leaders of the Christian right take credit for its defeat.


  • July 2
    • Larry Walters, a.k.a. Lawn Chair Larry, flies 16,000 feet (4,900 m) above Long Beach, California in a lawn chair with weather balloons attached.
    • Roy Jenkins is elected Leader of the Social Democratic Party.
  • July 3ASLEF train drivers in the United Kingdom go on strike over hours of work; they return to work on July 18.
  • July 4 – Four Iranian diplomats are kidnapped upon Israel's invasion of Lebanon.
  • July 6 – A lunar eclipse (umbral duration 236 min and total duration 106 min, the longest of the 20th century) occurs.
  • July 9
    • Pan Am Flight 759 (Boeing 727) crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing all 146 on board and 8 on the ground.
    • Intruder Michael Fagan visits Elizabeth II in her bedroom for a chat.
  • July 11Italy beats West Germany 3–1 to win the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.
  • July 12Checker Motors Corporation ceases production of automobiles.
  • July 15Geoffrey Prime, a GCHQ civil servant, is remanded in custody on charges under the Official Secrets Act 1911.
  • July 16 – In New York City, The Reverend Sun Myung Moon is sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined $25,000 for tax fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
  • July 19William Whitelaw, Home Secretary, announces that Michael Trestrail (the Queen's bodyguard) has resigned from the Metropolitan Police Service over a relationship with a male prostitute.
  • July 20 – The Provisional IRA detonates 2 bombs in central London, killing 8 soldiers, wounding 47 people, and leading to the deaths of 7 horses.
  • July 21HMS Hermes, the Royal Navy flagship during the Falklands War, returns home to Portsmouth to a hero's welcome.
  • July 23
    • The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985–1986.
    • A coroner's jury returns a verdict of suicide on Roberto Calvi, who was found hanging under Blackfriars Bridge.
    • Torrential rain and mudslides in Nagasaki, Japan destroy bridges and kill 299.
    • On a movie set, the Twilight Zone actor Vic Morrow and 2 child actors die in a helicopter stunt accident.
  • July 31 – In Beaune, France, 53 persons, 46 of them children, die in a highway accident (France's worst).


  • August 1 – Attempted coup against government of Daniel Arap Moi in Kenya.
  • August 3Venezuela recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • August 4 – The United Nations Security Council votes to censure Israel because its troops are still in Lebanon.
  • August 7 – Italian Prime Minister Giovanni Spadolini resigns.
  • August 11Surinam recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • August 12Mexico announces it is unable to pay its large foreign debt, triggering a debt crisis that quickly spread throughout Latin America.
  • August 13 – In Hong Kong, health warnings on cigarette packets are made statutory.[1]
  • August 17 – The first compact discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany.
  • August 20Lebanese Civil War: A multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the PLO withdrawal from Lebanon. French troops arrive August 21, U.S. Marines August 25.


  • September 3 – Italian general Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa is killed in a Mafia ambush.
  • September 5Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch is kidnapped.
  • September 14Lebanese President-elect Bachir Gemayel is assassinated in Beirut.
  • September 18 – The Lebanese Christian Militia (the Phalange) kill thousands of Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps with the overlooking of Israeli troops in West Beirut. The massacre is in retaliation for the assassination of pro-Israel president-elect, Bachir Gemayel, as well as several Palestinian massacres against Lebanese Christians.
  • September 19 – The first emoticons are posted by Scott Fahlman.
  • September 21 – The first International Day of Peace (United Nations)
  • September 23Amin Gemayel, brother of Bachir, is elected president of Lebanon.
  • September 25 – In Israel, 400,000 marchers demand the resignation of Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
  • September 26Thermals take Australian parachutist Rich Collins up to 2,800 metres (9,200 ft) during a jump; he almost blacks out due to lack of oxygen. He releases his main parachute to fall to lower altitude and lands by his reserve parachute.
  • September 29October 1 – The 1982 Chicago Tylenol murders occur when 7 people in the Chicago area die after ingesting capsules laced with potassium cyanide.


  • October 1
    • Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a Constructive Vote of No Confidence.
    • In Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney World opens the second largest theme park, EPCOT Center, to the public for the first time.
    • Sony launches the first consumer compact disc (CD) player (model CDP-101).
  • October 8Poland bans Solidarity after having suspended it on 13 December 1981.
  • October 11 – The Mary Rose, flagship of Henry VIII of England that sank in 1545, is raised.
  • October 13 – The Ford Sierra is launched in Europe, replacing the Ford Cortina
  • October 19John De Lorean is arrested for selling cocaine to undercover FBI agents (he is later found not guilty due to entrapment).
  • October 20
    • Luzhniki disaster: During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death.
    • World Series: The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 6–3 in game 7.
  • October 27 – In Canada, Dominion Day is officially renamed Canada Day.
  • October 28 – The Socialist Party wins the election in Spain; Felipe González is elected Prime Minister.


  • November 2Channel 4 was launched.
  • November 3
    • A gasoline or petrol tanker explodes in the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan, killing at least 176 people.
    • The Dow Jones Industrial Average surges 43.41 points, or 4.25%, to close at 1,065.49, its first all-time high in more than 9 years. It last hit a record on January 11, 1973 when the average closed at 1,051.70. The points gain is the biggest ever up to this point.
  • November 6Camerun president Ahmadou Ahidjo resigns, replaced by Paul Biya.
  • November 7 – The Thames Barrier is first publicly demonstrated.
  • November 8Kenan Evren becomes the seventh president of Turkey as a result of constitution referandum. His former title was head of state.
  • November 12 – In the Soviet Union, former KGB head Yuri Andropov is selected to become the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding the late Leonid I. Brezhnev.
  • November 13 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
  • November 14 – The leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, Lech Wałęsa, is released from 11 months of internment near the Soviet border.
  • November 20University of California, Berkeley executes "The Play" in a college football game against Stanford. Completing a wacky 57-yard kickoff return that includes 5 laterals, Kevin Moen runs through Stanford band members who had prematurely come onto the field. His touchdown stands and California wins 25–20.
  • November 25Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day fire destroys an entire city block of downtown Minneapolis, including the headquarters of Northwestern National Bank.
  • November 27Yasuhiro Nakasone becomes Prime minister of Japan.
  • November 28 – Representatives from 88 countries gather in Geneva to discuss world trade and ways to work toward aspects of free trade.
  • November 30Michael Jackson releases Thriller, the biggest selling album of all time.


  • December 1Miguel de la Madrid takes office as President of Mexico.
  • December 2 – At the University of Utah, 61-year-old retired dentist Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart (he lives for 112 days with the device).
  • December 3 – A final soil sample is taken from the site of Times Beach, Missouri. It is found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
  • December 4 – The People's Republic of China adopts its current constitution.
  • December 7 – The first U.S. execution by lethal injection is carried out in Texas.
  • December 8 – The December murders occur in Suriname.
  • December 12 – Women's peace protest at Greenham Common: 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km (9 mi) perimeter fence.
  • December 13 – An earthquake (Richter Scale 6.0 magnitude) in Dhamar, northern Yemen, kills at least 1,507.
  • December 14Bolivia recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • December 22Indian Ocean Commission (Commission de l'Océan Indien) (COI) created by Port Louis Agreement.
  • December 23 – The United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends the evacuation of Times Beach, Missouri due to dangerous levels of dioxin contamination.
  • December 24 – The "Christmas Eve Blizzard of '82" hits Denver.
  • December 26Time Magazine's Man of the Year is given for the first time to a non-human, the computer.

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  • A brief but severe recession begins in the United States.
  • Seattle is officially dubbed the Emerald City after a contest is held to choose a new city slogan.
  • George Stigler is awarded The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
  • The car brand Toyota Camry is introduced.
  • Dorling Kindersley, formerly a book packager, begins publishing.
  • The Commodore 64 PC is released (over 20 million will be sold by 1994).
  • A global surplus of crude oil causes gasoline prices to collapse.
  • In a Gallup Poll, 51% of Americans do not accept homosexuality as normal.
  • The first China Central Television New Year's Gala program starts. This program is watched by 1.1 billion Chinese every year.



Eddie Redmayne

Dwyane Wade

Adam Lambert

  • January 1
    • Kevin Dudley, American football player
    • David Nalbandian, Argentine tennis player
  • January 3Chisu, Finnish singer-songwriter
  • January 4
    • Kang Hye-jung, South Korean actress
    • Richard Logan, English footballer
  • January 5
    • Janica Kostelić, Croatian skier
    • Vadims Vasilevskis, Latvian javelin thrower
  • January 6
    • Eddie Redmayne, English actor
    • Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
  • January 7
    • Francisco Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player
    • Camilo Villegas, Colombian golfer
  • January 9Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, British Princess and wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
  • January 11Ashley Taylor Dawson, English singer (allSTARS*) and actor
  • January 12Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player
  • January 13
    • Guillermo Coria, Argentine tennis player
    • Ruth Wilson, English actress
  • January 14
    • Caleb Followill, American singer (Kings of Leon)
    • Víctor Valdés, Spanish football player
  • January 15Benjamin Agosto, American skater
  • January 17Dwyane Wade, American basketball player
  • January 18Quinn Allman, American guitarist (The Used)
  • January 19Jodie Sweetin, American actress
  • January 21Go Shiozaki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • January 22
    • Liane Bahler, German professional cyclist (d. 2007)
    • Jason Peters, American football player
  • January 25
    • Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer
    • Noemi, Italian singer
  • January 26Brahim Takioullah, Moroccan Guiness World Records-holder
  • January 28Ainett Stephens, Venezuelan television personality/model in Italy
  • January 29
    • Adam Lambert, American singer
    • Heidi Mueller, American actress
  • January 31Elena Paparizou, Greek-Swedish singer


Lupe Fiasco

  • February 1
    • Gavin Henson, Welsh rugby union player
    • Iness Chepkesis Chenonge, Kenyan athlete
  • February 2
    • Kelly Mazzante, American basketball player
    • Filippo Magnini, Italian swimmer
  • February 3
    • Vera Brezhneva, Ukrainian and Russian pop-singer and television presenter
    • Jessica Harp, American songwriter and former country artist (The Wreckers)
  • February 4
    • Mandisa Stevenson, American basketball player
    • Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist
  • February 5Kevin Everett, American football player
  • February 8Zersenay Tadese, Eritrean long distance track/road running athlete
  • February 9Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer
  • February 10
    • Mon Redee Sut Txi, Malaysian athlete
    • Justin Gatlin, American athlete
  • February 11
    • Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player
    • Natalie Dormer, English actress
  • February 13Lanisha Cole, American model
  • February 14Marián Gáborík, Czechosovakian (now Slovakia) hockey player (Minnesota Wild)
  • February 16Lupe Fiasco, American rapper.
  • February 17Adriano Leite Ribeiro, Brazilian footballer
  • February 18Jessie Ward, American actress
  • February 19Camelia Potec, Romanian swimmer
  • February 22
    • Kelly Johnson, American baseball player
    • Jenna Haze, American pornographic actress
  • February 25
    • Chris Baird, Northern Irish footballer
    • Maria Kanellis, Professional Wrestler/Model
  • February 28Andres Nuiamäe, Estonian soldier (d. 2004)


Jessica Biel

Danica Patrick

  • March 1Cassandra Ponti, Filipina actress, dancer, and model
  • March 2
    • Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish hockey goaltender
    • Ben Roethlisberger, American football player
    • Mike Nugent, American football player
    • Kevin Kuranyi, German soccer player
  • March 3Jessica Biel, American actress
  • March 4Landon Donovan, American soccer player
  • March 5Daniel Carter, New Zealand rugby player
  • March 6Stephen Jordan, English footballer
  • March 8
    • Nicoleta Onel, Romanian gymnast
    • Kat Von D, Mexican-American tattoo artist
  • March 9Paul Ballard, English television presenter
  • March 10Kwame Brown, American basketball player
  • March 11Thora Birch, American actress
  • March 15
    • Bobby Boswell, American soccer player
    • Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, Kenyan long-distance runner
  • March 18Adam Pally, American actor and comedian
  • March 19Triana Iglesias, Norwegian model/Playboy Cyber Girl
  • March 20Nick Wheeler, American musician (The All-American Rejects)
  • March 21Maria Elena Camerin, Italian tennis player
  • March 23Tomasz Kuszczak, Polish football goalkeeper
  • March 24Kenichirou Ohashi, Japanese voice actor
  • March 25
    • Danica Patrick, American race car driver
    • Sean Faris, American actor
  • March 26Mikel Arteta, Spanish footbal player
  • March 30
    • Jason Dohring, American actor
    • Philippe Mexes, French footballer
    • Javier Garcia Portillo, Spanish footballer


Cobie Smulders

Seth Rogen

Kirsten Dunst

  • April 1
    • Andreas Thorkildsen, Norwegian javelin thrower
    • Robert Vittek, Slovakian football player
  • April 2David Ferrer, Spanish tennis player
  • April 3
  • April 4
    • Justin Cook, American voice actor
    • Jared Allen, American football player
    • Cobie Smulders, Canadian actress
    • Kasumi Nakane, Japanese gravure idol
  • April 5
    • Hayley Atwell, English actress
    • Matt Pickens, American soccer player
  • April 6
    • Ilan Hall, Israeli-American chef
    • Bret Harrison, American actor and singer
  • April 7
    • Sonjay Dutt, Indian American professional wrestler
    • Kelli Young, English singer (Liberty X)
  • April 9
    • Jay Baruchel, Canadian actor
    • Olimpio Cipriano, Angolan basketball player
  • April 10Chyler Leigh, American actress
  • April 12Easton Corbin, American country music singer
  • April 13Nellie McKay, American singer
  • April 14Larissa França, Brazilian beach volleyboll player
  • April 15Seth Rogen, Canadian actor/comedian
  • April 18
    • Scott Hartnell, Canadian hockey player
    • Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer
  • April 19Ignacio Serricchio, Argentine-born American actor
  • April 20Keiichiro Nagashima, Japanese speed skater
  • April 22Kaká, Brazilian footballer
  • April 24
    • Kelly Clarkson, American singer
    • Shayna Nackoney, Canadian synchronized swimmer
  • April 25Monty Panesar, English cricketer
  • April 26
    • Nadja Benaissa, German pop singer
    • Jon Lee, English singer (S Club 7) and actor
  • April 27Katrina Johnson, American actress
  • April 28
    • Nikki Grahame, British reality TV star
    • Donna Feldman, American model and actress
  • April 30
    • Kirsten Dunst, American actress
    • Lloyd Banks, American rapper; member of G-Unit
    • Drew Seeley, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter and dancer


Cory Monteith

Rebecca Hall

  • May 1Darijo Srna, Croatian soccer player
  • May 4
    • Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer
    • Vera Schmidt, Hungarian singer-songwriter
  • May 6Jason Witten, American football player
  • May 7Ákos Buzsáky, Hungarian footballer
  • May 10
    • Adebayo Akinfenwa, English footballer
    • Jeremy Gable, American playwright
  • May 11Cory Monteith, Canadian actor
  • May 13Oguchi Onyewu, American soccer player
  • May 14Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
  • May 15Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaican athlete
  • May 17
    • Dylan Macallister, Australian soccer player
    • Tony Parker, French basketball player
  • May 19
    • Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer
    • Rebecca Hall, British actress
  • May 20Petr Čech, Czech footballer
  • May 22
    • Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater and actor
    • Erin McNaught, 2006 Miss Australia
  • May 23Tristan Prettyman, American singer/songwriter
  • May 25Alexandr Ivanov, Russian javelin thrower
  • May 26Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model
  • May 27Michael de Grussa, Australian Musician/Comedian
  • May 29
    • Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model
    • Anita Briem, Icelandic actress


Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Jarret Stoll


Jared Padalecki

Allison Mack

  • July 1Hilarie Burton, American actress and VJ
  • July 5
    • Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer
    • Dave Haywood, American singer
  • July 7Jan Laštůvka, Czech footballer
  • July 8
    • Sophia Bush, American actress
    • Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
  • July 9
    • Slaine Kelly, Irish actress
    • Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese racecar driver
  • July 10Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
  • July 12Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • July 16Steven Hooker, Australian pole vaulter
  • July 17Natasha Hamilton, English singer (Atomic Kitten)
  • July 18
    • Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and beauty queen
    • Ryan Cabrera, Colombian-American pop rock musician
  • July 19
    • Jared Padalecki, American actor
    • Katee Shean, American choreographer, actor, and singer
  • July 23Paul Wesley, American actor
  • July 24Anna Paquin, Canadian-born actress
  • July 25Brad Renfro, American actor (d. 2008)
  • July 29Allison Mack, German-American actress
  • July 30
    • James Anderson, English cricketer
    • Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress


Sienna Miller

LeAnn Rimes

  • August 2Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer
  • August 5Lolo Jones, American track and field athlete
  • August 6Kevin van der Perren, Belgian figure skater
  • August 7
    • Yana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer
    • Marco Melandri, Italian motorcycle racer
  • August 9Tyson Gay, American athlete
  • August 10
    • Devon Aoki, American supermodel and actress
    • Shaun Murphy, English snooker player
  • August 12Jon Olsson, Swedish freestyle skier
  • August 13Shani Davis, American speed skater
  • August 14Larissa Franca, Brazilian beach volleyball player
  • August 15Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Japanese actor
  • August 16
    • Joleon Lescott, English footballer
    • Sienna Miller, American actor
  • August 17
    • Jon Olsson, Swedish Fresstyle Skier
    • Mark Salling, American actor
  • August 19Willy Denzey, French singer
  • August 20Jamil Walker Smith, American actor
  • August 23Natalie Coughlin, American Olympic swimmer
  • August 24Kim Källström, Swedish footballer
  • August 26John Mulaney, American comedian
  • August 28
    • LeAnn Rimes, American singer
    • Karo Parisyan, Armenian MMA fighter
  • August 29Carlos Delfino, Argentine basketball player
  • August 30Andy Roddick, American tennis player
  • August 31José Manuel Reina Páez, Spanish footballer


Lil Wayne

Lacey Chabert

  • September 1Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
  • September 2
    • Alan Tate, Professional footballer
    • Mandy Cho, Hong Kong actress
  • September 3Sarah Burke, Canadian freestyle skier (d. 2012)
  • September 5Cyndi Wang, Taiwanese singer and actress
  • September 9Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer, songwriter, pianist and actress
  • September 11Shriya Saran, Indian actress
  • September 12Nana Ozaki, Japanese gravure idol
  • September 13Nenê, Brazilian basketball player
  • September 18Lukas Reimann (Swiss politician)
  • September 19Nicole Voss, American model
  • September 20JJ Jia, Chinese actress
  • September 22
    • Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer
    • Billie Piper, English actress and singer
  • September 23Shyla Stylez, Canadian pornographic actress
  • September 25Hyun Bin, Korean actor
  • September 26Betty Sun, Chinese actress
  • September 27
    • Darrent Williams, American football player (d. 2007)
    • Lil Wayne, American rapper
    • Jon McLaughlin, American pop rock singer-songwriter and pianist
  • September 28
    • Emeka Okafor, American basketball player
    • Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
    • Ranbir Kapoor, Indian actor
    • Anderson Varejão, American basketball player
  • September 29Ariana Jollee, American porn actress and director
  • September 30
    • Lacey Chabert, American actress
    • Kieran Culkin, American actor
    • Michelle Marsh, British model


Erik von Detten

Matt Smith

  • October 1Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish pop singer
  • October 2Tyson Chandler, American basketball player
  • October 3Erik von Detten, American actor
  • October 5Zhang Yining, Chinese table tennis player
  • October 6
    • MC Lars, American rapper
    • Levon Aronian, Armenian chess Grandmaster
  • October 7
    • Madjid Bougherra, Algerian footballer
    • Jermain Defoe, English footballer
    • Robby Ginepri, American tennis player
  • October 9Travis Rice, Professional Snowboarder
  • October 10Jason Oost, Dutch footballer
  • October 11
    • Salim Stoudamire, American basketball player
    • Valentina Zelyaeva, Russian model
  • October 13
    • Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer
    • Jo Yoon-hee, South Korean actress & model
  • October 15
    • Saif Saaeed Shaheen, Qatarian athlete
    • Jessica Rey, American actress
  • October 17Nick Riewoldt, Australian rules footballer
  • October 18 or October 19Shauntay Henderson, American criminal
  • October 19Louis Oosthuizen, South African golfer
  • October 21
    • Matt Dallas, American actor
    • Lee Chong Wei, Malaysian badminton Player
  • October 22
    • Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player
    • Heath Miller, American football player
  • October 25Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer
  • October 27Dennis Moran, American computer hacker
  • October 28
    • Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
    • Matt Smith, British actor
    • Kuraki Mai, Japanese singer
  • October 29
    • Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
    • Chelan Simmons, Canadian actress


Anne Hathaway

Elisha Cuthbert

  • November 2Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress, model and singer
  • November 3Pekka Rinne, Finnish ice hockey goaltender
  • November 8
    • Ethan Juan, Taiwanese actor
    • Francesco Molinari, Italian golfer
  • November 9Jana Pittman, Australian athlete
  • November 10Heather Matarazzo, American actress
  • November 11Brittny Gastineau, American model and socialite
  • November 12
    • Anne Hathaway, American actress
    • Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer
  • November 13Kumi Koda, Japanese singer
  • November 14
    • Sailosi Tagicakibau, Samoan rugby player
    • Joy Williams, American singer/songwriter and member of the folk duo The Civil Wars
  • November 15Joe Kowalewski, American football player
  • November 16Amar'e Stoudemire, American professional basketball player
  • November 18Damon Wayans, Jr., American actor and comedian
  • November 22Charlene Choi, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • November 23Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter
  • November 26Karl Henry, Professional football player
  • November 27Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Russian soccer player
  • November 28Steve Mullings, Jamaican athlete
  • November 29Ashley Force, American race car driver
  • November 30
    • Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress
    • Clémence Poésy, French actress


Nicki Minaj

Kristen Kreuk

  • December 3
    • Jaycee Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
    • Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer
  • December 4Nick Vujicic, Australian-born director of Life Without Limbs
  • December 5Keri Hilson, American R&B recording artist, songwriter and actress
  • December 6
    • Ryan Carnes, American actor
    • Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist
  • December 8Nicki Minaj, American singer
  • December 13
    • Anthony Callea, Australian singer
    • Ayumi Kinoshita, Japanese model and actress
  • December 14Anthony Way, British singer and actor
  • December 16Stanislav Sestak, Slovakian footballer
  • December 19Tero Pitkämäki, Finnish javelin thrower
  • December 20
    • David Wright, American baseball player
    • David Cook, American singer/songwriter and winner of American Idol season 7
  • December 21Mandy Wong, Hong Kong actress
  • December 24
    • Robert Carmine, American singer
    • Masaki Aiba, Japanese singer
  • December 26Aksel Lund Svindal, Norwegian alpine skier
  • December 27Terji Skibenæs, Faroese guitarist (Týr)
  • December 30Kristin Kreuk, Canadian actress
  • December 31Luke Schenscher, Australian basketball player




  • April 3Warren Oates, American actor (b. 1928)
  • April 5Abe Fortas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1910)
  • April 12Lenny Baker, American actor (b. 1945)
  • April 15Arthur Lowe, British actor (b. 1915)
  • April 20Archibald MacLeish, American poet (b. 1892)
  • April 24Ville Ritola, Finnish athlete (b. 1896)
  • April 25Celia Johnson, British actress (b. 1908)
  • April 27Tom Tully, American actor (b. 1908)
  • April 30Lester Bangs, American music journalist (b. 1948)
  • May 1William Primrose, Scottish violist (b. 1903)
  • May 2
    • Helmut Dantine, Austrian actor (b. 1917)
    • Hugh Marlowe, American actor (b. 1911)
  • May 8Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (racing accident) (b. 1950)
  • May 10Peter Weiss, German writer and artist (b. 1916)
  • May 14Hugh Beaumont, American actor (b. 1909)
  • May 15Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (racing accident) (b. 1946)
  • May 22Cevdet Sunay, ex president of Turkey (b. 1899)
  • May 28 – Lt Col 'H'. Jones, VC, British soldier (Falklands War) (b. 1940)
  • May 29Romy Schneider, Austrian actress (cardiac arrest) (b. 1938)
  • June 2Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, President of Pakistan (b. 1904)
  • June 6Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
  • June 8Satchel Paige, baseball player (b. 1906)
  • June 9Mirza Nasir Ahmad, 3rd Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam (b. 1909)
  • June 10Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German film director, screenwriter and actor (b. 1945)
  • June 12
    • Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
    • Sgt Ian McKay, VC, British soldier (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
  • June 13Riccardo Paletti, Italian Formula 1 driver (b. 1958)
  • June 14Arthur Coles, Australian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1892)
  • June 17Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (b. 1920)
  • June 18
    • John Cheever, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1912)
    • Curt Jurgens, German actor (b. 1915)
  • June 25Edward Hamm, American Olympic athlete (b. 1906)
  • June 29Henry King, American film director (b. 1886)


  • July 1Jacobo Palm, Curaçao born composer (b. 1887)
  • July 4Terry Higgins, early British casualty of AIDS (b. 1945)
  • July 6Alma Reville, English screenwriter (b. 1899)
  • July 8
    • Isa Miranda, Italian actress (b. 1905)
    • Albert White, American Olympic diver (b. 1895)
  • July 11Susan Littler, British actress (b. 1948)
  • July 12Kenneth More, English actor (b. 1914)
  • July 16
    • Charles Robberts Swart 1st State President of South Africa (b. 1894)
    • Patrick Dewaere, French actor (b. 1947)
  • July 19John Harvey, stage and film actor (b. 1911)
  • July 21Dave Garroway, American television host (b. 1913)
  • July 23Vic Morrow, American actor (b. 1929)
  • July 28Keith Green, American gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist (b. 1953)
    • Vladimir Smirnov, Soviet fencer (b. 1954)
  • July 29Vladimir Zworykin, Russian-born inventor (b. 1889)
  • August 2Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (b. 1888)
  • August 11Tom Drake, American actor (b. 1918)
  • August 12Henry Fonda, American actor (b. 1905)
  • August 13Charles Walters, American film director (b. 1911)
  • August 14Patrick Magee, Irish actor (b. 1922)
  • August 15Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1903)
  • August 18
    • Beverly Bayne, American actress (b. 1894)
    • Vladek Spiegelman, father of cartoonist Art Spiegelman and main character/narrator of Maus (a graphic novel of his life during the Holocaust) (b. 1906)
  • August 20Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (b. 1929)
  • August 21 – King Sobhuza II of Swaziland, at the time the longest reigning living monarch (b. 1899)
  • August 23
    • Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian film director (b. 1897)
    • Stanford Moore, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
  • August 29Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (b. 1915)
  • September 2
    • Tom Baker, American actor (b. 1940)
    • Jay Novello, American actor (b. 1904)
  • September 5Douglas Bader, Inspirational leader of the Battle of Britain (b. 1910)
  • September 11Wifredo Lam, Cuban artist (b. 1902)
  • September 14
    • Bashir Gemayel, President-elect of Lebanon (b. 1947)
    • Grace Kelly, American actress and Princess of Monaco (b. 1929)
  • September 16Rolfe Sedan, American actor (b. 1896)
  • September 17Ettore DeGrazia, American artist (b. 1909)
  • September 21Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet Armenian military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1897)
  • September 23Jimmy Wakely, American Country-Western singer and actor (b. 1914)
  • September 28Mabel Albertson, American actress (b. 1901)


Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsKenneth G. Wilson
  • ChemistryAaron Klug
  • MedicineSune K. Bergström, Bengt I. Samuelsson, John R. Vane
  • LiteratureGabriel García Márquez
  • PeaceAlva Myrdal, Alfonso García Robles
  • EconomicsGeorge Stigler

Fields Medalists[]

  • Alain Connes, William Thurston, Shing-Tung Yau

Templeton Prize[]


  1. ^ Clarence Tsui, South China Morning Post, 12/12/99, webpage: ITobacco330.

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People of the year 1982 at Familypedia

37 people were born in 1982

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Andrew Abiko (1982)Carter Abiko (1957-2001)Hayley Azuma (1953-2007)
Stephan Alabaster (1982)Edward Alabaster (1947-2018)Maria Blattner (1953-2015)
Michael James Aldridge (1982)Larry William Aldridge (1956)Kathleen Kim Jones (1957)
Madeleine av Sverige (1982-)Carl XVI Gustaf av Sverige (1946-)Silvia Renate Sommerlath (1943-)
Madeleine of Sweden (1982-)Carl XVI Gustaf av Sverige (1946-)Silvia Renate Sommerlath (1943-)
Louis Blankenburg (1982)Samuel Blankenburg (1954-2009)Fuyumi Akizuki (1952-2019)
J. Quinn C. Bradlee (1982-)Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014)Sally Sterling Quinn (1941)
Benjamin Zachary Bronfman (1982)Edgar Miles Bronfman (1955)Sherry Brewer (1959)
Ana Cabrera (1982)Ronald CabreraJudith Cabrera
Kieran Kyle Culkin (1982)Christopher Cornelius Culkin (1944)Patricia Brentrup (1949)
Romain Dauriac (1982)
Benjamin Walker Davis (1982)Gregory DavisJeannine Walker
Alexandru Paul Dimitriu (1982-)Radu Dimitriu (c1955-)Livia Chiric (1958-)
Lavinia Dudescu (c1982)Răzvan Dudescu (1953)Cristina Domițian (c1957)
Astrid Dörner (1982)Hans Egon Dörner (1953)Ligia Maria Buzdughină (1954)
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7 children were born to the 19 women born in 1982

136 people died in 1982

 FatherMotherAge at death
Alexandra Adorf (1916-1982)Anthony Adorf (1896-1949)Marie Villiger (1892-1938)
Beatrice Altman (1892-1982)Sam Altman (1859-1907)Josephine Delaney (1863-1943)
Andrew Marciano Armstrong (1928-1982)David Banks Armstrong (1899-1950)Frances Myrtle Marsicano (1900-1978)
Mary Bagshaw (1902-1982)
Edna Marjorie T Baker (1907-1982)Edward Alexander Baker (1869-1951)Catherine Margaret Larkham (1881-1966)
Melvin Russell Ballard (1897-1982)Melvin Joseph Ballard (1873-1939)Martha Annabelle Jones (1873-1952)
Sarah Barak (1901-1982)
Maisie Nina Berggy (1905-1982)Frank Arthur Berggy (1876-1950)Martha Malvena Cramp (1874-1937)
Jacobus Frederik Theodorus Bergman (1913-1982)Jacobus Frederik Theodorus Bergman (1879-1918)Johanna Elisabeth Maria Beijenveld (1879-1965)
Douglas Count Bigot de Saint-Quentin (1899-1992)Anatol Count Bigot de Saint-Quentin (1849-1932)Elena Flondor (1866-1930)
George John Box (1908-1982)
Robert Clive Bridgeman, 2nd Viscount Bridgeman (1896-1982)William Clive Bridgeman, 1st Viscount Bridgeman (1864-1935)Caroline Beatrix Parker (1872-1961)
James Joseph Broderick (1927-1982)James Joseph Broderick (1895-1959)Mary Elizabeth Martindale (1896-1986)
Dorothy Burnham (1902-1982)Lauritz Fransson (1872-1940)Addie Z. Burnham (1875-1930)
Herbert Henry Burnicle (1904-1982)Charles Henry Hamlin Burnicle (1873-1955)Victoria May Hall (1876-1942)
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4097 people lived in 1982

Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
Alysson Abberton (1935-2012)
Anthony Abbott (1911-1993)
Henry Abel Smith (1900-1993)Francis Abel Smith (1861-1908)Madeline St. Maur Seymour (1862-1951)
Robert Fuller Abell (1919-2010)Clifford Abell (1875-1965)Jennie Ferne Loshbough (1886-1957)
Elva Alice Abercrombie (1921-1985)Roy Christopher Abercrombie (1888-1959)Alice Elizabeth Harker (c1888-)
Adam Abernathy (1940-2006)James Abernathy (1912-1979)Arlene McGlinchey (1916-2000)
Melissa Abicht (1939-2009)Arthur Abicht (1900-1980)Amanda Krieger (1899-1959)
Carter Abiko (1957-2001)Eita Abiko (1920-2000)Aina Fukuzawa (1920-1995)
Elanor Abrahams (1939-2004)
Lisa Abramowicz (1933-2000)Leonard Abramowicz (1910-1980)Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)
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Events of the year 1982 at Familypedia

32 people were married in 1982.

 Joined with
Ginger Belkin (1960-2009)Anthony Stewart Porter (1956-2018)
Maria Blokdijk (1962-)Henny Tol (1959-)
Lina Broers (1959-)Chris Tol (1958-)
Dorothy Walker Bush (1959)William Heekin LeBlond (1957)+ Robert P. Koch (1960)
Ligia Maria Buzdughină (1954)Hans Egon Dörner (1953)
Glen Travis Campbell (1936-2017)Diane Kirk+Billie Jean Nunley+Sarah Barg+Kimberly Woollen
Hans Egon Dörner (1953)Ligia Maria Buzdughină (1954)
Zatiye Erdek (1958)Önder Erdek (1952)
Önder Erdek (1952)Zatiye Erdek (1958)
Astrid von Zallinger zu Stillendorf (1954-2002)Wilhelm von Medinger (1945-)
Richard Kevan Gosper (1933)Jillian Mary Galway (c1936-1981)+Judith Margaret Hurse (?)
Cornelis R.W. Korver (1955-)Maria J. Kranen (1955-)
Johannes Korver (1953-)Julia Peek (1957-)
Stefanus I.A. Korver (1957-)Maria H. van den Heuvel (1962-)
Deborah Anne Moore (1960)Martin Gregory Treich (bef1978-)
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There were 0 military battles in 1982.

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