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1982 Historical Event(s)
- January 25, 1982 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
- February 2, 1982 – Hama Massacre: Syria attacks the town of Hama.
- 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.
- May 24, 1982 – Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran–Iraq War.
- June 19, 1982 – In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
- September 18, 1982 – Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
- 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.
- November 14, 1982 – Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland’s outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.
- December 8, 1982 – In Suriname, several opponents of the military government are killed.
Who Were Born On 1982?
- January 21, 1982 – Dean Whitehead, English footballer
- March 11, 1982 – Thora Birch, American actress
- May 8, 1982 – Buakaw Por. Pramuk, Thai Muaythai kickboxer
- June 3, 1982 – Dihan Slabbert, South African singer and composer
- June 29, 1982 – Ott Sepp, Estonian actor
- June 30, 1982 – Delwyn Young, American baseball player
- July 1, 1982 – Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player
- July 17, 1982 – Natasha Hamilton, British singer (Atomic Kitten)
- August 11, 1982 – Alan Halsall, British actor
- December 9, 1982 – Nathalie De Vos, Belgian athlete