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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.
- January 28, 1982 – US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
- 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.
- May 2, 1982 – Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.
- June 19, 1982 – The body of God’s Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
- July 24, 1982 – Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
- September 18, 1982 – Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
- October 28, 1982 – The Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party wins elections, leading to the first Socialist government in Spain after death of Franco. Felipe Gonzalez becomes Prime Minister-elect.
- December 6, 1982 – Droppin Well bombing: The Irish National Liberation Army detonate a bomb in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland, killing eleven British soldiers and six civilians.
Who Were Born On 1982?
- February 5, 1982 – Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
- February 23, 1982 – Karan Singh, Indian actor
- February 26, 1982 – Li Na (tennis), Chinese tennis player
- March 16, 1982 – Riley Cote, Canadian hockey player
- May 13, 1982 – Oguchi Onyewu, American footballer
- June 4, 1982 – Ronnie Prude, American football player
- October 9, 1982 – Shi Jun, Chinese footballer
- November 5, 1982 – Rob Swire, Australian record producer, singer and keyboardist (Pendulum)
- November 13, 1982 – Michael Copon, American actor and singer
- December 19, 1982 – Tero Pitkämäki, Finnish javelin thrower