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January 18, 1982

January 18, 1982, was a Monday. It was 42 years, 5 months, and 24 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on January 18, 1982:

  • United States: "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John
  • United Kingdom: "The Land Of Make Believe" by Bucks Fizz

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 18, 1982

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Physical - Olivia Newton-John
  • Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner
  • Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
  • I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • Centerfold - The J. Geils Band
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Absence of Malice

Top movie

The movie "Absence of Malice" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 15,516 days ago. Approximately 517 months have passed. It was the 18th day of 1982, in week 03. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 42 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 172 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to January 18, 1982

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Monday, January 18, 1982. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The holiday season of 1981 seems like a distant memory. New year's resolutions are already being abandoned, and many are eagerly awaiting their first paycheck after Christmas In America, the song "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John is at the top of the singles charts, while "The Land Of Make Believe" by Bucks Fizz is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Absence of Malice is at the top of the box office.

Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are 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 1970s 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as John Belushi, Ayn Rand, Peter Maivia, and Grace Kelly would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Happy Days", "Trapper John, M.D.", and "The Greatest American Hero". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Galaxian", and "Pac-Man".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Postman Pat", and "Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds". Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, Simon (memory game), Speak & Spell, and Cabbage Patch Kids.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 18, 1982.

  • 1982 in music.

    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.
  • Leg warmers.

    Leg warmers

    Wearing leg warmers was a popular fad during this period. The trend was popularized by movies such as Fame and Flashdance.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1982?

    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.
  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular

    VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.
  • 1982 in movies.

    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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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.
  • Gandhi.

    Gandhi

    The film "Gandhi" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1982.
  • Time Person of the Year: 1982.

    Time Person of the Year: 1982

    "The Computer" was named Time Person of the Year in 1982.
  • Willie Nelson - "Always on My Mind"

    Willie Nelson - "Always on My Mind"

    "Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson went on to win a Grammy for 1982's Song of the Year.
  • The Rubik's Cube.

    The Rubik's Cube

    The Rubik's Cube became a craze in 1981 and 1982. The toy was so popular that books on how to solve it regularly made it into the top ten selling books list.
  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War

    Between September 1980 and August 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
  • Early 1980s fashion.

    Early 1980s fashion

    The early 1980s 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. The colors during the early 1980s were subdued, quiet, and basic. Varying shades of brown, tan, and orange were in fashion.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • The Atari 2600.

    The Atari 2600

    The Atari 2600 was the dominant video game system.
  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more common.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 18, 1982.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 18, 1982.

  • December 19, 1981: Penlee lifeboat disaster: 16 people die after the Solomon Browne lifeboat attempts to rescue a vessel in heavy seas.
  • December 24, 1981: Mad Max 2 (1981) is released.
  • January 6, 1982:
    • The trial of serial killer Wayne Williams begins in Fulton County, Georgia.
    • William Bonin is convicted of being the Freeway Killer in California.
  • January 7, 1982: The Commodore 64 8-bit home computer is released.
  • January 12, 1982: Margaret Thatcher's son Mark Thatcher goes missing in the Sahara desert.
  • January 13, 1982: Air Florida Flight 90 crashes in Washington, killing 78 people.
  • This date: January 18, 1982
  • January 24, 1982: Super Bowl XVI: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.
  • January 30, 1982: Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code.
  • February 1, 1982: Murder victim Tina Foglia (19) goes missing in West Islip, New York.
  • February 13, 1982: The last episode of the British comedy series "The Goodies" is aired on television.
  • February 15, 1982: 84 crew members die when the offshore drilling rig "Ocean Ranger" sinks during a storm.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 18, 1982, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1982 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 18, 1982 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Early 1980s fashion

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV series on January 18, 1982

People in January 1982 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from January 1982.

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Hill Street Blues
Hill Street Blues
Dynasty
Dynasty
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing
Archie Bunker's Place
Archie Bunker's Place
Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
Hart to Hart
Hart to Hart
The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard

Cars in 1982

1982 saw the introduction of cars such as the Cadillac Cimarron, the Honda Jazz, the Dodge Rampage, the Toyota Camry, the Ford Sierra, and the Holden Camira.

Cars in 1982.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on January 18, 1982

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1982:

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse
Postman Pat
Postman Pat

The Smurfs
The Smurfs
Thundarr the Barbarian
Thundarr the Barbarian
Cockleshell Bay
Cockleshell Bay
The New Adventures of Flash Gordon
The New Adventures of Flash Gordon
Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes
Mork & Mindy
Mork & Mindy
Battle of the Planets
Battle of the Planets
The All New Popeye Hour
The All New Popeye Hour
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1982

Toys and games that were popular in 1982:

The Lego train set
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Space Lego
Space Lego
Fischer Price cassette player
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Rubik's Cube
Rubik's Cube
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
Intellivision (games console)
Intellivision (games console)
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 1982.

Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on January 18, 1982?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1982.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 18, 1988, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 18.

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner

Actor
Born on January 18, 1955
He turned 27 on this day in 1982.

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola

Soccer manager
Born on January 18, 1971
He turned 11 on this day in 1982.

Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar

Irish politician
Born on January 18, 1979
He turned 3 on this day in 1982.

Seung-Hui Cho

Seung-Hui Cho

Mass murderer Deceased
Born on January 18, 1984
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 18, 1982.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 18, 1982 was most likely conceived around April 27, 1981.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 18, 1982 is close to October 11, 1982.

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Stats for January 18, 1982

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 18, 1982:

  • 15,516 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,216 weeks have passed.
  • 1,340,578,800 seconds have passed since January 18, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,564,008,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 691,738,660,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 223,429,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 115,289,777 steps. That's roughly 51,240 miles.
  • 16,086,946 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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