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January 26, 1982

January 26, 1982, was a Tuesday. It was 42 years, 5 months, and 16 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Song charts

Popular songs

On January 26, 1982, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

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

The music charts on January 26, 1982

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Physical - Olivia Newton-John
  • Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner
  • Centerfold - The J. Geils Band
  • I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
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On Golden Pond

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "On Golden Pond".

Facts

This date was 15,508 days ago. Approximately 517 months have passed. It was the 26th day of 1982, in week 04. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 42 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 172 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

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Take me back to January 26, 1982

Let's go back to the eighties.

It is Tuesday, January 26, 1982. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. 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 On Golden Pond 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 "Columbo", "The Two Ronnies", "Little House on the Prairie", and "Dallas".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Galaxian", and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Postman Pat", "Danger Mouse", and "Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds". Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Fischer Price cassette player.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 26, 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 26, 1982.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 26, 1982.

  • 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.
  • January 24, 1982: Super Bowl XVI: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.
  • This date: January 26, 1982
  • 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 26, 1982, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1982 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 26, 1982 falls under the Otter.
  • 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 shows in 1982

In January 1982, TV audiences were watching the following 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 26, 1982

If you were a kid on January 26, 1982, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 26, 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 26, 1988, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 26.

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

Television host
Born on January 26, 1958
She turned 24 on this day in 1982.

Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

Hockey player
Born on January 26, 1961
He turned 21 on this day in 1982.

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

Soccer manager
Born on January 26, 1963
He turned 19 on this day in 1982.

Dorian Gregory

Dorian Gregory

Actor
Born on January 26, 1971
He turned 11 on this day in 1982.

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers

Soccer manager
Born on January 26, 1973
He turned 9 on this day in 1982.

Sasha Banks

Sasha Banks

Wrestler
Born on January 26, 1992
She was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on January 26:

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 26, 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 26, 1982 was most likely conceived around May 5, 1981.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 26, 1982 is close to October 19, 1982.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 26, 1982:

  • 15,508 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,215 weeks have passed.
  • 1,339,887,600 seconds have passed since January 26, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,563,202,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 691,382,001,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 223,314,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 115,230,334 steps. That's roughly 51,213 miles.
  • 16,078,651 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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