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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.
- March 22, 1982 – NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.
- March 30, 1982 – Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
- May 24, 1982 – Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran–Iraq War.
- June 8, 1982 – Bluff Cove Air Attacks during the Falklands War: 56 British servicemen are killed by Argentine air attack on two landing ships : RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram.
- June 23, 1982 – Chinese American Vincent Chin is beaten to death in Highland Park, Michigan, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.
- 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.
- September 16, 1982 – Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon.
- October 5, 1982 – Chicago Tylenol murders: Johnson & Johnson initiates a nationwide product recall in the United States for all products in its Tylenol brand after several bottles in Chicago are found to have been laced with cyanide, resulting in seven deaths.
- 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.
Who Were Born On 1982?
- January 31, 1982 – Salvatore Masiello, Italian footballer
- February 4, 1982 – Kimberly Wyatt, American singer and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)
- March 4, 1982 – Elia Rigotto, Italian road bicycle racer
- April 14, 1982 – Mahii Vij, Indian dialy soap actress
- April 15, 1982 – Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer
- April 22, 1982 – Joel Monaghan, Australian Rugby League Player
- July 13, 1982 – Christopher Bauman, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
- August 16, 1982 – Joleon Lescott, English footballer
- August 20, 1982 – Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer