The 12th of August, 1982, fell on a Thursday. Day 224 of 1982. Decade: 1980s.
37 years, 5 months and 11 days have passed since the 12th of August, 1982.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 12th of August, 1982:
A debt crisis begins in Latin America when Mexico announces that it is unable to pay its foreign debt.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 12th of August, 1982:
United States: Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
United Kingdom: Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "E.T." 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 12th of August, 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.
Willie Nelson - "Always on My Mind"
"Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson would go on to win a Grammy for 1982's Song of the Year.
Time Person of the Year: 1982.
"The Computer" is named as the Time Person of the Year in 1982.
"Gandhi" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of August:
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.
Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 12th of August, 1982.
13,676 days have passed since this date.
1,181,610,000 seconds have passed since the 12th of August, 1982.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,378,545,000 times.
Since the 12th of August, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 609,710,760,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 196,935,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 101,618,460 steps. That's about 45,164 miles!
Since this date, 14,179,320 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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