The 20th of May, 1982, fell on a Thursday. Day 140 of 1982. Decade: 1980s.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Petr Cech: Czech soccer player.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of May, 1982:
United States: Ebony And Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
United Kingdom: A Little Peace - Nicole
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Conan the Barbarian" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 20th of May, 1982.
Early 1980s fashion.
The early 80s saw a minimalist approach to fashion, with some trends carrying over from the late 1970s. Sweaters, fur-lined puffer jackets, tunics, ripped jeans, leotards, velour tracksuits, tube tops, knee-length skirts, high-waisted pants and embroidered jeans were all popular during this period. The colors during the early 1980s were subdued, quiet and basic. Varying shades of brown, tan, and orange were in fashion.
Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
Time Person of the Year: 1982.
"The Computer" is named as the Time Person of the Year in 1982.
1982 in movies.
Movies released in 1982 included E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Tootsie, An Officer and a Gentleman, Rocky III, Porky's, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 48 Hrs., Poltergeist, Annie, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Blade Runner, Rambo: First Blood, Conan the Barbarian and The Thing.
1982 in music.
Popular music artists in 1982 included Olivia Newton-John, Survivor, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, The J. Geils Band, The Human League and John Cougar.
The Falklands War is occurring between Argentina and the United Kingdom.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of May:
20th of May, 1996: The song "Three Lions" is released as the official anthem of the England football team (for the 1996 European Championships).
20th of May, 2013: Football: It is announced that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will be leaving the club.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The Smurfs - Animated fantasy-comedy television series.
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends - Animated television series that ran in the early 1980s.
Only Fools and Horses - British television comedy.
Magnum, P.I. - Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
Knots Landing - American soap opera.
Archie Bunker's Place - Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
Hart to Hart - TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.
The Dukes of Hazzard - American television series.
Mork & Mindy - Comedy TV show about an alien called Mork. Starring Robin Williams.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of May, 1982.
13,695 days have passed since this date.
1,183,251,600 seconds have passed since the 20th of May, 1982.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,380,460,200 times.
Since the 20th of May, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 610,557,825,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 197,208,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 101,759,638 steps. That's about 45,227 miles!
Since this date, 14,199,019 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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