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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.
- April 6, 1982 – Estonian Communist Party bureau declares “fight against bourgeois TV” — meaning Finnish TV — a top priority of the propagandists of Estonian SSR
- April 17, 1982 – Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
- April 21, 1982 – Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
- May 4, 1982 – Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.
- May 21, 1982 – Falklands War: British amphibious assault during Operation Sutton lead to the Battle of San Carlos.
- June 6, 1982 – 1982 Lebanon War begins: Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon in their “Operation Peace for the Galilee”, eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
- October 7, 1982 – Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
- 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 17, 1982 – Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
Who Were Born On 1982?
- April 24, 1982 – Laura Hamilton, Dancing On Ice 2011 Runner-Up
- July 13, 1982 – Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
- July 18, 1982 – Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and beauty queen
- September 19, 1982 – Columbus Short, American actor and choreographer
- October 6, 1982 – Michael Arden, American actor
- October 11, 1982 – Kristy Wu, American Actress
- October 26, 1982 – Adam Carroll, British racing driver
- December 9, 1982 – Tamilla Abassova, Russian cyclist
- December 19, 1982 – Tero Pitkämäki, Finnish javelin thrower