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What happen in 1982


  • Argentine forces invade the Falkland Islands
  • Italy's 43rd Government since 1945 takes power
  • Neoli Farrell, of New Zealand, becomes the first paraplegic to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, in archery.
  • Israel returns the Sinai to Egypt in accordance with the Camp David agreement
  • Israel invades Lebanon and advances on Beirut to drive PLO fighters from the country
  • The Indian Government institutes a pollution free zone around the Taj Mahal


  • Back on the Chain Gang by The Pretenders
  • Puttin on the Ritz by Taco
  • Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners
  • Cruel Summer by Bananarama
  • Rock the Casbah by The Clash
  • Do you Really Want to Hurt Me by Culture Club
  • Is There Something I Should Know? by Duran Duran
  • I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
  • Our House by Madness


TV and at the MOVIES
  • Silver Spoons (Ricky Schroeder......what a babe)
  • Remington Steele (The debonair Pierce Brosnan)
  • Cheers  where everyone knows your name
  • ET The Extra Terrestrial had us cycling to the moon
  • First Blood Introduced us to Rambo
  • Chariots of Fire won the Best Movie at the Oscars
  • Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond) was Best Actor
  • Katherine Hepburn (On Golden Pond) was Best Actress
  • Tootsie Dustin Hoffman was a real drag!!!
  • Ghandi had us noticing the life of an amazing man


People who died in 1982
  • John Belishi (b.1949, American actor)
  • Grace Kelly (b.1929, American actress and Princess of Monaco)
  • Ingrid Bergman (b.1915, Swedish film actress)
  • Henry Fonda (b.1905, film actor)
  • Leonid Brezhnev (b.1906, Soviet Leader)
  • Marty Robbins (b.1925, American country and western singer)
  • Carl Orff (b.1895, West German composer)
  • Marty Feldman (b.1934, British comedian)
  • Kenneth More (b.1914, English actor)


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