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1982 Historical Event(s)
- January 8, 1982 – The break up of AT&T: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
- January 25, 1982 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
- April 2, 1982 – Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
- June 14, 1982 – The Falklands War ends: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley unconditionally surrender to British forces.
- July 8, 1982 – Assassination attempt against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Dujail.
- September 11, 1982 – The international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel’s 1982 Invasion of Lebanon leave Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees are massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.
- October 1, 1982 – Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
- October 11, 1982 – The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth.
- October 20, 1982 – During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
- November 1, 1982 – Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
Who Were Born On 1982?
- January 13, 1982 – Kamran Akmal, Pakistan cricketer
- January 19, 1982 – Jodie Sweetin, American actress
- April 6, 1982 – Travis Moen, Canadian ice hockey player
- May 15, 1982 – Jessica Sutta, American dancer, singer and actress (Pussycat Dolls)
- July 15, 1982 – Neemia Tialata, New Zealand All Black rugby player
- August 2, 1982 – Kerry Rhodes, American football player
- October 11, 1982 – Kristy Wu, American Actress
- October 25, 1982 – Jerome Carter, American football player
- December 21, 1982 – Mike Gansey, American basketball player
- December 30, 1982 – Dawan Landry, American football player