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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 5, 1982 – Ugo Vetere, then the mayor of Rome, and Chedli Klibi, then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.
- March 23, 1982 – Guatemala’s government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efraín Ríos Montt.
- April 21, 1982 – Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
- May 2, 1982 – Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.
- June 3, 1982 – The Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, Shlomo Argov, is shot on a London street. He survives but is permanently paralysed.
- August 27, 1982 – Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altıkat is shot and killed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital. Justice Commandos Against Armenian Genocide claim responsibility, saying they are avenging the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians in the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
- September 14, 1982 – President-elect of Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel, is assassinated.
- September 19, 1982 – Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System.
- November 13, 1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
Who Were Born On 1982?
- January 21, 1982 – Simon Rolfes, German footballer
- March 4, 1982 – Uma Blasini, Puerto Rican beauty queen
- April 14, 1982 – Mahii Vij, Indian dialy soap actress
- May 5, 1982 – Jay Bothroyd, English footballer
- June 16, 1982 – Chris Wingert, American footballer
- September 3, 1982 – Andrew McMahon, American singer and songwriter
- September 13, 1982 – Lloyd Dyer, English footballer
- September 30, 1982 – Tory Lane, American nude model and pornographic actress
- December 6, 1982 – Sean Ervine, Zimbabwean cricketer
- December 14, 1982 – Steve Sidwell, English footballer