1982 in History – What happened in year 1982

In history, year 1982 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1982.

Know what happened in 1982:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 AprilArgentine special forces invaded the Falkland Islands, sparking the Falklands War.
02 MayFalklands War-HMS Conqueror launched three torpedoes and sank ARAGeneral Belgrano, the only ship ever to have been sunk by a nuclearsubmarine.
06 DecemberThe Irish National Liberation Army exploded a time bomb inBallykelly, Northern Ireland, killing eleven British Army soldiers andsix civilians.
10 OctoberMaximilian Kolbe (pictured), who had volunteered to die inplace of a stranger in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz inPoland, was canonized by the Catholic Church.
13 November South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim suffered fatal brain injuriesduring a match with American Ray Mancini near Las Vegas' Caesars Palace,leading to significant rule changes in the sport.
14 September President-elect of Lebanon Bachir Gemayel was assassinated whena bomb exploded in the Beirut headquarters of the Phalange.
17 AprilA new patriated Constitution of Canada, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a bill of rights intended to protect certain political and civil rights of people in Canada, was signed into law by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
24 JuneBritish Airways Flight 9 flew into a cloud of volcanic ashthrown up by the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Galunggung, resulting inthe failure of all four of its engines.
27 FebruaryThe D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, known for its performances of Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy operas, gave its last performance.
13 NovemberThe Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in ConstitutionGardens in Washington, D.C.
20 OctoberDuring a UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFCHaarlem, a large number of attendees tried to leave the Grand SportsArena of the Central Lenin Stadium at the same time, resulting in astampede that caused 66 deaths.
31 AugustAnti-government demonstrations were held in 66 Polish cities tocommemorate the second anniversary of the Gdansk Agreement, whichallowed the Solidarity trade union to be established.
03 JuneAn assassination attempt on Shlomo Argov, the Israeliambassador to the United Kingdom, failed; this was later used asjustification for the 1982 Lebanon War.
06 JuneA war in Lebanon began when Israeli forces invaded southernLebanon to root out members of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
08 JuneFalklands War-The Argentine Air Force attacked Britishtransport ships as they were unloading their supplies off Bluff Cove inthe Falkland Islands, killing 56 British servicemen and wounding 150others.
16 JuneThe body of Italian banker Roberto Calvi, known as 'God'sBanker' due to his close association with the Vatican, was found hangingfrom scaffolding beneath London's Blackfriars Bridge.
17 JuneThe body of Italian banker Roberto Calvi, known as 'God'sBanker' due to his close association with the Vatican, was found hangingfrom scaffolding beneath London's Blackfriars Bridge.
04 MayFalklands War-HMS Sheffield was struck by an Exocet missile,killing 20 sailors and leading to its sinking six days later—the firstRoyal Navy ship sunk in action since World War II.
29 MayFalklands War-Approximately 1,000 Argentine forcessurrendered, ending the Battle of Goose Green.
02 AprilArgentine special forces invaded the Falkland Islands, sparkingthe Falklands War.
17 AprilA new patriated Constitution of Canada, including the CanadianCharter of Rights and Freedoms (pictured), a bill of rights intended toprotect certain political and civil rights of people in Canada, wassigned into law by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
02 FebruaryThe Syrian army bombarded the town of Hama in order to quell arevolt by the Muslim Brotherhood, killing about 7,000–25,000 people.
28 JanuaryAfter having been kidnapped by the Italian Red Brigade 42 daysearlier, General James L. Dozier of the United States Army was freed bythe anti-terrorist force NOCS.
30 JanuaryRichard Skrenta's 'Elk Cloner' became the first known computervirus found 'in the wild'. It infected Apple II computers via floppydisk.
02 AprilArgentine special forces invaded the Falkland Islands, sparking the Falklands War.
07 JuneGraceland (pictured), Elvis Presley's mansion in Memphis,Tennessee, opened to the public as a museum of Presley's life.
13 JuneFahd became King of Saudi Arabia, succeeding his half-brotherKhalid upon the latter's death.
14 JuneArgentine forces surrendered to the British, essentially ending the Falklands War.
23 JuneChinese American Vincent Chin died after being beaten into acoma in Highland Park, Michigan, US, by two automotive workers who hadmistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success ofJapanese auto companies.
30 AprilSixteen monks and a nun belonging to Ananda Marga in Calcutta,India, were dragged out of taxis by persons unknown in three differentlocations, beaten to death and then set on fire.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1982:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 DecemberMatt Ware / Footballer / United States of America
03 JuneDihan Slabbert / Writer / South Africa
03 JuneYelena Isinbayeva / Pole Vaulter / Russia
04 AprilJustin Cook / Actor / United States of America
05 AugustJeff Robson / Rugby Player / Australia
07 JuneKurt Gidley / Rugby Player / Australia
07 AugustÁngeles Balbiani / Actress / Argentina
09 AugustYekaterina Samutsevich / Singer / Russia
10 January Tomasz Brzyski / Footballer / Poland
10 JuneAna Lúcia Souza / Journalist / Brazil
12 NovemberAnne Hathaway / Actress / United States of America
14 February Marián Gáborík / Ice Hockey Player / Slovakia
19 MayKevin Amankwaah / Footballer / United Kingdom
20 OctoberBecky Brewerton / Golfer / United Kingdom
20 OctoberKristian Bak Nielsen / Footballer / Denmark
21 March Maria Elena Camerin / Tennis Player / Italy
23 AugustNatalie Coughlin / Swimmer / United States of America
23 JulyPaul Wesley / Actor / United States of America
24 JulyTrevor Matthews / Actor / Canada
28 OctoberHironori Saruta / Footballer / Japan

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1982:

YearName / Profession / Country
28 SeptemberAbhinav Bindra / Target Shooter / India
28 SeptemberRanbir Kapoor / Actor / India
25 NovemberJhulan Goswami / Player / India
20 JulyNikesha Patel / Actress / India
21 NovemberAarti Chhabria / Actress / India
11 SeptemberShriya Saran / Actress / India
03 DecemberMithali Raj / Cricketer / India
13 MarchNimrat Kaur / Actress / India
28 SeptemberAbhinav Bindra / Player / India
16 OctoberPrithviraj Sukumaran / Actor / India
20 January Ruchi Sanghvi / Engineer / India
09 JanuaryAnusha Dhandekar / Actress / India

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