March 6, 1982

March 6, 1982, was a Saturday. It was 42 years, 2 months, and 13 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on March 6, 1982?

  • Ayn Rand passes away.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 6, 1982:

  • United States: "Centerfold" by J. Geils Band
  • United Kingdom: "A Town Called Malice / Precious" by Jam

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 6, 1982

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Centerfold - The J. Geils Band
  • Open Arms - Journey
  • I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • Shake It Up - The Cars
  • That Girl - Stevie Wonder
Play the top songs from 1982
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1982. Take a trip back to the days of TOTO, the Pointer Sisters, Paul McCartney, Duran Duran and Survivor.
On Golden Pond

Top movie at the box office

The movie "On Golden Pond" was at the top of the box office on March 6, 1982.


This date was 15,416 days ago. Approximately 514 months have passed. It was the 65th day of 1982, in week 09. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 42 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 171 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to March 6, 1982

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Saturday, March 6, 1982. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

Spring is creeping in, and the evenings are starting to get brighter. In America, the song "Centerfold" by J. Geils Band is at the top of the singles charts, while "A Town Called Malice / Precious" by Jam 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 Peter Maivia, Grace Kelly, Dominique Dunne, and Karen Carpenter would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Two Ronnies", "WKRP in Cincinnati", "The Facts of Life", and "The Greatest American Hero". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Missile Command", and "Donkey Kong".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Happy Days", "Cockleshell Bay", and "Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds". Popular toys at the moment include Cabbage Patch Kids, Screwball Scramble, Monchhichi / Chicaboo, and the Lego train set.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 6, 1982.

  • Wayne Williams is found guilty.

    Wayne Williams is found guilty

    At the end of February 1982, suspected serial killer Wayne Williams was found guilty for his role in the Atlanta murders of 1979–81.
  • 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.


    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 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 March 6, 1982.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to March 6, 1982.

  • 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.
  • February 27, 1982: Wayne Williams is convicted for his role in the Atlanta murders of 1979-81.
  • March 5, 1982: American actor John Belushi dies from a drug overdose at the age of 33.
  • This date: March 6, 1982
  • March 9, 1982: Charles Haughey becomes the new Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland.
  • March 19, 1982: Heavy Metal guitarist Randy Rhoads dies in a plane crash in Florida.
  • March 25, 1982: The first episode of the police procedural drama "Cagney & Lacey" is aired on television.
  • March 29, 1982: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder release the song "Ebony and Ivory".
  • April 2, 1982:
    • Businessman Ken Bates purchases Chelsea for £1.
    • The Falklands War begins.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 6, 1982, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • 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: March 6, 1982 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Early 1980s fashion

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1982

The following TV shows were popular in March 1982:

TV shows from March 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
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 March 6, 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

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 March 1982.

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

Were you born on March 6, 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 March 6, 1988, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 6.



Artist Deceased
Born on March 6, 1475
He was not alive on this date.

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal

Basketball player
Born on March 6, 1972
He turned 10 on this day in 1982.

Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator

Born on March 6, 1991
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Sam Bankman-Fried

Sam Bankman-Fried

Born on March 6, 1992
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Timo Werner

Timo Werner

Soccer player
Born on March 6, 1996
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.


US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on March 6, 1982.


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 6, 1982 was most likely conceived around June 13, 1981.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 6, 1982 is close to November 27, 1982.

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Stats for March 6, 1982


Here are some interesting statistics about March 6, 1982:

  • 15,416 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,202 weeks have passed.
  • 1,331,938,800 seconds have passed since March 6, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,553,928,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 687,280,420,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 221,989,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 114,546,737 steps. That's roughly 50,910 miles.
  • 15,983,266 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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