January 7th, 1982

January 7th, 1982, fell on a Thursday. It was day 7 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.

39 years, 3 months and 15 days have passed since January 7th, 1982.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 7th, 1982:

  • The Commodore 64 8-bit home computer is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 7th, 1982:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is January 7th, 1982 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays.

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 and Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, women are currently wearing jelly shoes, turtleneck sweaters, loose high-waist pants, crop tops and puffer jackets lined with fur. Meanwhile, men have been ditching the disco look of the 70s in favor of athletic clothing such as tracksuits and sports jerseys. The "preppy" look has also been making a comeback. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Little House on the Prairie", "The Incredible Hulk", "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Pac-Man". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Smurfs". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Magna Doodle", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Rubik's Cube" and "Intellivision (games console)".


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 7th, 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1982?

    In 1982, the best soccer players were Paolo Rossi, Alain Giresse, Zbigniew Boniek, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bruno Conti, Rinat Dasayev, Pierre Littbarski, Dino Zoff, Michel Platini and Bernd Schuster.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1982?

    The best NBA players in 1982 were Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Julius Erving, George Gervin and Gus Williams.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 39 years, 3 months and 15 days have passed since January 7th, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 7th, 1982, will be 39 years of age.
  • People born in 1982 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 379209600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 7th, 1982:

  • December 10th, 1981: The BBC reports that an unknown "mystery disease" is killing homosexuals.
  • December 11th, 1981: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has his last ever fight against Trevor Berbick.
  • December 12th, 1981: The first case of AIDS is reported in the United Kingdom.
  • December 24th, 1981: Mad Max 2 (1981) is released.
  • January 6th, 1982: The trial of serial killer Wayne Williams begins in Fulton County, Georgia.
  • January 6th, 1982: William Bonin is convicted of being the Freeway Killer in California.
  • This date: January 7th, 1982
  • January 12th, 1982: Margaret Thatcher's son Mark Thatcher goes missing in the Sahara desert.
  • January 13th, 1982: Air Florida Flight 90 crashes in Washington, killing 78 people.
  • January 24th, 1982: Super Bowl XVI: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.
  • January 30th, 1982: Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 7th, 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 7th, 1982 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 7th of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 7th of January:

  • Epiphany Day
  • Christmas Day (Russia)

US President

Who was the US President on January 7th, 1982?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 7th, 1982?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 7th, 1982 was probably conceived around the 30th of March, 1981. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 7th, 1982 is the 17th of October, 1982. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 7th, 1982.

  • 14,351 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,239,922,800 seconds have passed since the January 7th, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,446,576,600 times.
  • Since January 7th, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 639,800,164,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 206,653,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 106,633,361 steps. That's about 47,393 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,879,074 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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