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1982 Historical Event(s)
- January 17, 1982 – “Cold Sunday” - in the United States temperatures fell to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
- January 25, 1982 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
- March 19, 1982 – Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.
- March 29, 1982 – The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982.
- July 8, 1982 – Assassination attempt against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Dujail.
- July 20, 1982 – Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings: The Provisional IRA detonates two bombs in Hyde Park and Regents Park in central London, killing eight soldiers, wounding forty-seven people, and leading to the deaths of seven horses.
- August 31, 1982 – Anti-government demonstrations are held in 66 Polish cities to commemorate the second anniversary of the Gdańsk Agreement.
- October 1, 1982 – Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a Constructive Vote of No Confidence.
- November 13, 1982 – Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim in a boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kim’s subsequent death (on November 17) leads to significant changes in the sport.
- December 12, 1982 – Women’s peace protest at Greenham Common – 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km perimeter fence.
Who Were Born On 1982?
- January 25, 1982 – Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer and actor
- February 4, 1982 – Chris Sabin, American professional wrestler
- March 25, 1982 – Jenny Slate, American comedienne
- April 16, 1982 – Jonathan Vilma, American football player
- May 29, 1982 – Kim Tae-Kyun, South Korean baseball player
- June 18, 1982 – Nadir Belhadj, French-born Algerian footballer
- July 30, 1982 – Jehad Al-Hussain, Syrian footballer
- September 5, 1982 – Sondre Lerche, Norwegian musician
- November 1, 1982 – Warren Spragg, English-born Italian rugby player
- December 8, 1982 – Alfredo Aceves, American baseball player