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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 26, 1982 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.
- 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 2, 1982 – Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.
- June 19, 1982 – In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
- July 4, 1982 – Iranian diplomats kidnapping (1982): four Iranian diplomats are kidnapped by Lebanese militia in Lebanon.
- 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 1, 1982 – Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
- October 7, 1982 – Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
Who Were Born On 1982?
- January 5, 1982 – Benoît Vaugrenard, French cyclist
- January 13, 1982 – Guillermo Coria, Argentine tennis player
- February 5, 1982 – Marc Kennedy, Canadian Curler
- February 24, 1982 – Emanuel Villa, Argentine footballer
- March 5, 1982 – Daniel Carter, New Zealand rugby player
- May 4, 1982 – Giorgos Tsiaras, Greek basketball player
- July 21, 1982 – Mao Kobayashi, Japanese actress
- September 13, 1982 – Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player
- November 24, 1982 – Ryan Fitzpatrick, American football player
- December 15, 1982 – George O. Gore II, American actor