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1982


Jan
9
Birthday of Kate Middleton Birthday of Kate Middleton (1982)How To Do Your Makeup Like Kate Middleton

20
Release: I Love Rock 'n' Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is releasedI Love Rock 'n' Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is released (1982)Top 10 Rock Anthems

20
Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a batOzzy Osbourne bites the head off a live bat on stage (1982).Top 10 Most Shocking Music Myths

29
Birthday of Adam Lambert Birthday of Adam Lambert (1982)Adam Lambert Bio - Life and Career

Feb
1
Release: Late Night with David Letterman airs its first episode.Late Night with David Letterman airs its first episode. (1982)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s

8
Birthday of Liam McIntyreBirthday of Liam McIntyre (1982)Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

Mar
2
Birthday of Ben Roethlisberger Birthday of Ben Roethlisberger (1982)Greatest Sports Franchises - Pittsburgh Steelers

3
Birthday of Jessica Biel Birthday of Jessica Biel (1982)The Jessica Biel Butt Workout

5
Death of John BelushiDeath of John Belushi (1982)Top 10 Actors Who Died Too Soon
Top 10 Saturday Night Live Cast Members of All Time
Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Movies

19
Death of Randy RhoadsDeath of Randy Rhoads (1982)Top 10 Guitarists of All Time (REDUX)
Top 10 Band Guitarists
Top 10 Guitar Solos

19
Release: Release of Porky'sRelease of Porky's (1982)Top 10 Movie Shower Scenes

22
Release: Iron Maiden album, The Number of the Beast, is releasedThe Number of the Beast is released and Bruce Dickinson makes his debut with Iron Maiden (1982)Top 10 Heavy Metal Anthems

22
Release: The Number of the Beast is releasedThe Number of the Beast is released (1982).Top 10 Iron Maiden Songs
The History of Iron Maiden

25
Birthday of Danica Patrick Birthday of Danica Patrick (1982)Danica Patrick Biography: Life and Career of the IndyCar and NASCAR Driver

29
Death of Carl OrffDeath of Carl Orff (1982)Top 10 Iconic Pieces of Classical Music

Apr
2
Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands (1982)Margaret Thatcher: Biography of the Iron Lady

3
Birthday of Cobie SmuldersBirthday of Cobie Smulders (1982)How I Met Your Mother vs. Friends
Top 10 How I Met Your Mother Running Gags

8
Release: Toto album, Toto IV, is releasedToto album, 'Toto IV,' featuring the song, 'Africa,' is releasedTop 10 Misheard Lyrics

15
Birthday of Seth RogenBirthday of Seth Rogen (1982)Seth Rogen: From Knocked Up To Kung Fu Panda
Top 10 Actors Who Swear the Most

24
Birthday of Kelly Clarkson'American Idol' winner Kelly Clarkson is bornTop 10 Reality Talent Show Acts
Kelly Clarkson Biography: 'American Idol,' 'Breakaway,' 'Stronger'

May
10
Release: Release of Duran Duran Album RioRelease of Duran Duran Album Rio (1982)Top 10 Stalker Songs

11
Birthday of Cory Monteith Birthday of Cory Monteith (1982)Gleeks, Get Your Glee Facts and History Lesson

14
The Clash album, Combat Rock, is releasedThe Clash album, Combat Rock, is released (1982)The History of The Clash
Top 10 Punk Bands

28
EA Games was founded as Electronic Arts.On this day the biggest Publisher in the gaming industry: Electronic Arts (or EA Games) was founded. Responsible for delivering titles like the EA Sports series, Need For Speed, The Sims and Battlefield. Top 10 Electronic Arts Games

28
Release: Rocky IIIThe film Rocky III is released (1982)Top 10 Movie Theme Songs
Top 10 Workout Songs

29
Release: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor is releasedThe song Eye of the Tiger by Survivor is released (1982)Top 10 Workout Songs
Top 10 Rock Anthems
Top 10 Movie Theme Songs

Jun
4
PoltergeistThe horror film Poltergeist is released (1982)Top 10 Haunted Houses From Film
Top 10 Scary Movie Dolls
Top 10 Scariest Clowns in Movies and TV

4
Release: Release of Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanTheatrical release of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)Top 10 Last Words Before Death in Movies
Top 10 Heroic Movie Sacrifices
Top 10 Best Movie Sequels
Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series

7
Graceland opens to the publicPriscilla Presley first opens Graceland to the public (1982)Top 10 U.S. Landmarks for Music Lovers

11
Release: E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialThe film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is released (1982)Top 10 Good Movie Aliens
Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies
Top 10 Movies of the 1980s
Top 10 Unlikely Movie Sequels
Top 10 Memorable Movie Insults

11
Release: Rock the Casbah by The ClashRock the Casbah by The Clash (1982)Top 10 Happy-Sounding Songs That Are Actually Depressing

18
Release: AnnieThe film Annie is released (1982)Top 10 Adult and Kid Friendships in Movies

21
Birthday of Prince William Birthday of Prince William (1982)Royal Weddings Past and Present: From Princess Diana to Prince William

25
Release: Blade RunnerThe film Blade Runner is released (1982)Top 10 Movie Fights on Rooftops
Top 10 Dramatic Movie Deaths
Top 10 Movies with Ambiguous Endings
Top 10 Neo-Noir Films
Top 10 Femme Fatales in Modern Cinema

25
Release: The ThingThe film The Thing is released (1982)Top 10 Practical Special Effects in Movies
Top 10 Movies with Ambiguous Endings
Top 10 Iconic Horror Movie Weapons

Jul
1
Release of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five song The MessageRelease of the song 'The Message' from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious FiveTop 10 Rap Groups and Crews

2
Release: The Secret of NIMHThe film The Secret of NIMH is released (1982)Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies

4
Birthday of Michael "The Situation" SorrentinoBirthday of Michael "The Situation" SorrentinoBe The Situation for Halloween

9
Release: TronThe film Tron is released (1982)Top 10 Movie Hackers

9
Tron is releasedThe film Tron is released (1982)Top 10 Landmark CGI Movie Effects
Top 10 Most Paused Movie Moments

20
Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombingsHyde Park and Regent's Park bombings, London, UK. Two IRA bombs killed 11 soldiers and injured 50 other people (1982)Top 10 Infamous Bombings

24
Birthday of Anna PaquinBirthday of Anna Paquin (1982)Top 10 Acting Debuts in Movies

24
Birthday of Elisabeth MossBirthday of Elisabeth Moss, an American actress known for her roles on 'Mad Men' and 'The West Wing.'Top 10 Celebrity Scientologists

Aug
12
Death of Henry Fonda Death: Henry Fonda (1982)Top 10 Hollywood Dynasties

13
Release: Fast Times at Ridgemont HighThe film Fast Times at Ridgemont High is released (1982)Top 10 Greatest Teen Movies
Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools

13
Release: Friday the 13th Part IIIThe film Friday the 13th Part III is released (1982)Top 10 Worst 3D Movies
Top 10 Best Horror Movie Masks

17
Birthday of Mark Salling Birthday: Mark Salling (1982) Gleeks, Get Your Glee Facts and History Lesson

26
Release: The ThingThe film The Thing is released (1982)Top 10 Best Horror Movie Remakes

27
Release: Different SeasonsStephen King's Different Seasons collection, which includes the novellas that became the films The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me and Apt Pupil, is released (1982)Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations

28
Birthday of LeAnn RimesLeAnn Rimes is bornTop 10 Reality Talent Show Acts

Sep
5
Birthday of Sondre Lerche Birthday of Sondre Lerche (1982)Interview with singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche

10
The song It's Raining Men by The Weather Girls is releasedThe song It's Raining Men by The Weather Girls is released (1982)Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s

14
Death of Grace KellyDeath of Grace Kelly (1982)Top 10 Actors Recreated With Special Effects

21
Release: Janet Jackson's self-titled debut is releasedJanet Jackson's self-titled debut album is releasedJanet Jackson Bio: Life and Career of the Singer and Actress

22
Release: The TV series Family Ties airs its first episodeThe TV series Family Ties airs its first episode (1982)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s
Top 10 TV Families

26
The TV series Knight Rider airs its first episodeThe TV series Knight Rider airs its first episode (1982)Top 10 Live-Action TV Cars

27
Birthday of Lil WayneBirthday of Lil Wayne (1982)Lil Wayne Biography and Origins
Top 10 Hated Musical Artists
Top 10 Artists Whose Songs Sound the Same

30
Debut of the sitcom CheersThe TV series Cheers airs its first episode (1982)Cheers Television Retrospective
Top 10 Fictional Bars In TV and Film
Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1980s
Top 10 TV Womanizers
Top 10 Will They or Won't They Sitcom Couples
Top 10 TV Replacement Characters
Top 10 TV Theme Songs (with Words)

30
Release: Nebraska is releasedNebraska is released (1982).Top 10 Bruce Springsteen Songs

30
Release: The TV series Cheers airs its first episodeThe TV series Cheers airs its first episode (1982)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s
Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time

Oct
5
Chicago Tylenol Murders 30 Year AnniversaryChicago 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 deathsTop 10 Unsolved Murder Mysteries

6
Birthday of William Butler, member of Arcade FireWe take a look at the history of the indie rock band, Arcade Fire,The History of Arcade Fire

7
Release: Cats opens on BroadwayThe musical 'Cats,' by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, first opens on BroadwayTop 10 Broadway Musicals

13
Birthday of Ian ThorpeBirthday of Ian Thorpe (1982)Top 10 Greatest Sports Nicknames

14
U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on DrugsBiography of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan: Life and Death of a President

22
Release: First BloodThe film First Blood is released (1982)Top 10 Action Movies of the 1980s
Top 10 Movie Traps
Top 10 Movie Soldiers

26
The TV series St. Elsewhere airs its first episodeThe TV series St. Elsewhere airs its first episode (1982)Top 10 Disappointing TV Show Finales

Nov
1
Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the U.S.Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there (1982)Honda Motor Company: Motorcycles to the Civic and Accord

5
Release: Piranha II: The SpawningThe film Piranha II: The Spawning is released (1982)Top 10 Embarrassing Movies by Critically Acclaimed Directors

12
Birthday of Anne HathawayBirthday of Anne Hathaway (1982)Top 13 Hot Actresses of 2013
Anne Hathaway Bio: 'Princess Diaries' to 'The Dark Knight Rises'

15
Release: Here I Go Again by Whitesnake is releasedHere I Go Again by Whitesnake is released (1982)Top 10 Hard Rock Anthems
Another Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

20
The Play between California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal takes placeThe Play between California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal takes place (1982)Top 10 Crazy Moments in Sports

30
Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, is released Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, is released (1982)Michael Jackson Biography - Life and Career (REDUX)
The Life and Career of Michael Jackson: The Later Years
The Life and Career of Michael Jackson: The Early Years

Dec
6
Release: GandhiThe film Gandhi is released (1982)Top 10 Ben Kingsley Performances
Top 10 Worst Best Picture Oscar-Winning Movies

7
American murderer Charles Brooks, Jr. became the first person in the USA to be executed by lethal injectionHistory of Capital Punishment in AmericaThe History of Capital Punishment in the United States

8
Release: 48 Hrs.Release of the film 48 Hrs. (1982)Top 10 Eddie Murphy Moments

8
Birthday of Nicki MinajBirthday of Nicki Minaj (1982)Nicki Minaj Biography and Origins
Top 10 Musicians with Alter Egos
Top 10 Hip-Hop Feuds and Rivalries
Top 10 Hated Musical Artists

8
Release: The VerdictThe film The Verdict is released (1982)Top 10 Movie Lawyers

9
Release: TronThe film Tron is released (1982)Top 10 Jeff Bridges Performances

17
Release: The Dark CrystalThe film The Dark Crystal is released (1982)Top 10 Creepy Kids Movies

17
Release: TootsieThe film Tootsie is released (1982)Top 10 Greatest Cross-Dressing Movie Roles