Your chance to see what was in the news during the year that you, your children, or your family & friends were born
1982 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXXXII) was the 82nd year of the 20th century. 1982 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Friday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1982.
News Events of 1982
Argentina invades Falkland Islands, a British colony, resulting in Falklands War. The war ends with a British victory.
First artifical heart transplant.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated in Washington D.C.
Israel invades Lebanon .
King Fahd succeeds to the throne of Saudi Arabia.
John Hinckley found not guilty by reason of insanity, for the attempted assassination of US President Ronald Reagan.
Jean-Loup Chretien is the first French man in space.
The Mary Rose, a sunken Tudor battleship is raised from the sea near Portsmouth, England.
John De Lorean is arrested for trafficking in cocaine (he will later be acquitted).
Commodore 64 computer released. It goes on to become the biggest selling computer in history.
First 3½ inch floppy disks introduced.
European Community adopts the European flag.
The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-1986.
First Compact Discs (CDs) released to the public.
Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to begin producing cars in the United States.
Michael Jackson's album Thriller is released. It goes on to become the biggest selling album in history.
Sports in 1982
Back To Year Index
†Disclosure: Advertising Link(s): Our company may receive a payment if you purchase a product/service after following this link.
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures
Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.
Copyright © 2000-2023, Answers 2000 Limited
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.