January 2nd, 1982

January 2nd, 1982, fell on a Saturday. It was day 2 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years, 8 months and 18 days have passed since January 2nd, 1982.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1982:

  • United States: Physical - Olivia Newton-John
  • United Kingdom: Don't You Want Me - Human League

Take Me Back!

The date is January 2nd, 1982 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. In America, the song Physical by Olivia Newton-John is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Don't You Want Me by Human League is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States. Because it's 1982, the radio stations are being dominated by artists such as Survivor, Men at Work, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Dexys Midnight Runners, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Happy Days", "Quincy, M.E.", "The Incredible Hulk" and "Archie Bunker's Place". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Galaxian", "Pac-Man" and "Missile Command". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Sesame Street", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Danger Mouse".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Dungeons & Dragons", "Atari 2600", "Cabbage Patch Kids" and "Rubik's Cube".


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 January 2nd, 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.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gandhi

    "Gandhi" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1982.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 38 years, 8 months and 18 days have passed since January 2nd, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 53 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 2nd, 1982, will be 38 years of age.
  • People born in 1982 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 378777600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 2nd, 1982:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 2nd, 1982, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1982 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 2nd, 1982 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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.
  • Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
  • Archie Bunker's Place - Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
  • 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.
  • Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
  • Dallas - Soap opera.

1982 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1982.

"Danger Mouse" - "The Smurfs" - "Cockleshell Bay" - "Diff'rent Strokes" - "Mork & Mindy" - "Happy Days" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "Sesame Street" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "Captain Kangaroo"


1982 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1982:

  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Intellivision (games console)
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Atari 2600
  • Lego Technic
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Magna Doodle
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 2nd of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 2nd of January:

  • Berchtoldstag (Switzerland)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 2nd, 1982.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 2nd, 1982 was probably conceived around the 25th of March, 1981. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 2nd, 1982 is the 12th of October, 1982. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Donkey Kong - Arcade game released by Nintendo.
  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.
  • Pac-Man - Maze arcade game.
  • Galaxian - Fixed shooter arcade game.
  • Asteroids - Space-themed shooter arcade game.
  • Lunar Lander - In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on January 2nd, 1982.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 2nd, 1982.

  • 14,142 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,221,865,200 seconds have passed since the January 2nd, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,425,509,400 times.
  • Since January 2nd, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 630,482,443,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 203,644,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 105,080,407 steps. That's about 46,702 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,662,382 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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