What Happened In History Year 1982
Historical Events for the Year 1982
- 1st January » Peruvian Javier Pérez de Cuéllar becomes the first Latin American to hold the title of Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- 1st January » ITV (TV network) ITV franchise Associated Television ATV gets replaced by ITV Central Central
- 8th January » Bell System divestiture known as The break up of AT&T: AT&T Corporation known as AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
- 17th January » "Cold Sunday": in numerous cities in the United States temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years.
- 28th January » United States Army or US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
- 30th January » Richard Skrenta writes the first PC Computer virus e.g virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple Inc. or Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
- 1st February » Senegal and the Gambia form a loose confederation known as Sénégambia Confederation or Senegambia.
- 2nd February » February 1982 Hama massacre: the government of Syria attacks the town of Hama.
- 13th February » The Río Negro massacre takes place in Guatemala.
- 15th February » The drilling rig 'Ocean Ranger' sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland (island) or Newfoundland, killing 84 workers.
- 5th March » Soviet probe Venera 14 landed on Venus.
- 19th March » Falklands War: Argentina known as Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom.
- 26th March » A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C..
- 29th March » The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent from Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom known as Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Monarchy of Canada e.g Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982.
- 30th March » Space Shuttle program: STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Space Shuttle Columbia known as 'Columbia' at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
- 2nd April » Falklands War: 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands known as Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.
- 6th April » Estonian Communist Party bureau declares "fight against bourgeois TV"—meaning Finland e.g Finnish TV—a top priority of the propagandists of Estonian SSR
- 17th April » Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom e.g Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
- 21st April » Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.
- 25th April » Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula per the Camp David Accords.
- 26th April » Fifty-seven people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
- 30th April » The Bijon Setu massacre occurs in Calcutta.
- 1st May » Operation Black Buck: The Royal Air Force attacks the Argentine Air Force during Falklands War.
- 2nd May » Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror S48 6 sinks the Argentina Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano ARA 'General Belgrano'.
- 4th May » Twenty sailors are killed when the United Kingdom British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield D80 6 is hit by an Argentina Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.
- 12th May » During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan María Fernández y Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet. Krohn, an ultraconservative Spain named Spanish priest opposed to
- 21st May » Falklands War: A British amphibious assault during Operation Sutton leads to the Battle of San Carlos (1982) called Battle of San Carlos.
- 24th May » Liberation of Khorramshahr: Demography of Iran or Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran–Iraq War.
- 25th May » HMS Coventry (D118) or HMS 'Coventry' is sunk during the Falklands War.
- 29th May » Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
- 29th May » Falklands War: United Kingdom known as British forces defeat the Argentina called Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.
- 3rd June » The Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, Shlomo Argov, is shot on a London street. He survives but is permanently paralysed.
- 6th June » The 1982 Lebanon War begins. Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon during Operation Peace for the Galilee, eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
- 6th June » A Army Air Corps (United Kingdom) British Army Air Corps Aérospatiale Gazelle Gazelle helicopter is destroyed in 1982 British Army Gazelle friendly fire incident a friendly fire incident, resulting in the loss of four lives.
- 7th June » Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier was kept off-limits.
- 8th June » Bluff Cove Air Attacks during the Falklands War: 56 British servicemen are killed by an Argentine air attack on two landing ships, RFA Sir Galahad named RFA 'Sir Galahad' and RFA Sir Tristram e.g RFA 'Sir Tristram'.
- 11th June » The Sentosa Musical Fountain was officially opened as part of the second phase of construction on the island of Sentosa, Singapore.
- 13th June » Fahd of Saudi Arabia Fahd becomes Kings of Saudi Arabia King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid of Saudi Arabia Khalid.
- 13th June » Riccardo Paletti, was killed when he crashed on the start grid for the Canadian Grand Prix
- 14th June » Falklands War: Argentina Argentine forces in the capital Stanley, Falkland Islands Stanley Conditional surrender conditionally surrender to British forces.
- 19th June » In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University of Beirut, is kidnapped.
- 20th June » The Argentine base Corbeta Uruguay on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
- 21st June » John Hinckley is found Insanity defence known as not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of President of the United States named U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
- 23rd June » Chinese American Vincent Chin dies in a coma after being beaten in Highland Park, Michigan on June 19, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese people known as Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.
- 24th June » "The Jakarta Incident": British Airways Flight 9 flies into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four engines.
- 25th June » Greece abolishes the head shaving of recruits in the military.
- 27th June » 'Space Shuttle Columbia' launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.
- 4th July » Four Iran called Iranian diplomats Iranian diplomats kidnapping (1982) known as are abducted by Lebanese militia in Lebanon.
- 8th July » Assassination attempt against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Dujail.
- 23rd July » The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86.
- 24th July » Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki e.g Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
- 11th August » A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo e.g Tokyo, Japan to Honolulu known as Honolulu, Hawaii, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.
- 12th August » Mexico announces that it is unable to pay its enormous external debt, marking the beginning of a debt crisis that spreads to all of Latin America and the Third World.
- 17th August » The first Compact Discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany.
- 23rd August » Bachir Gemayel is elected Lebanese President amidst the raging civil war.
- 29th August » The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
- 31st August » August 31, 1982 demonstrations in Poland named Anti-government demonstrations are held in 66 Polish cities to commemorate the second anniversary of the Gdańsk Agreement.
- 1st September » The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
- 14th September » President-elect of Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel, is assassinated.
- 16th September » Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon takes place.
- 18th September » Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
- 19th September » Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System.
- 20th September » The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.
- 29th September » The Chicago Tylenol murders begin when the first of seven individuals dies in metropolitan Chicago.
- 30th September » Cyanide-laced Tylenol Chicago Tylenol murders known as kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven are killed in all.
- 1st October » Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany (Federal Republic) named Chancellor of Germany through a constructive vote of no confidence.
- 1st October » Epcot opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
- 1st October » Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model Sony CDP-101 known as CDP-101).
- 5th October » Chicago Tylenol murders: Johnson & Johnson initiates a nationwide product recall in the United States for all products in its Tylenol brand after several bottles in Chicago are found to have been laced with cyanide, resulting in seven deaths.
- 8th October » Poland bans Solidarity (Polish trade union) known as Solidarity and all trade unions.
- 8th October » Cats (musical) called 'Cats' opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
- 11th October » The 'Mary Rose', a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19, 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth.
- 14th October » U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.
- 20th October » During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
- 1st November » Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of its factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
- 2nd November » Channel 4 is launched in the United Kingdom.
- 3rd November » The Salang tunnel fire in Afghanistan kills up to 2,000 people.
- 13th November » The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
- 17th November » Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada or Las Vegas, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.
- 20th November » The General Union of Ecuadorian Workers (UGTE) is founded.
- 2nd December » At the University of Utah, Barney Clark (patient) or Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
- 3rd December » A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri, that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins called dioxin.
- 6th December » The Troubles: The Irish National Liberation Army Droppin Well bombing e.g bombed a pub frequented by British soldiers in Ballykelly, County Londonderry or Ballykelly, Northern Ireland. It killed eleven soldiers and six civilians.
- 7th December » In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr., becomes the first person to be capital punishment or executed by lethal injection in the United States.
- 8th December » In Suriname, December murders known as several opponents of the military government are killed.
- 23rd December » The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds e.g dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.
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