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March 12th, 1982

March 12th, 1982, was a Friday. It was Day 71 of 1982. The decade was the Eighties.

41 years, 2 months, and 27 days have passed since March 12th, 1982.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 12th, 1982.

  • United States: Centerfold - J. Geils Band
  • United Kingdom: The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tight Fit

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 12th, 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 hits 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.
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

Top movie at the box office.

The movie "Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Take me back to March 12th, 1982!

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is March 12th, 1982, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Most people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Spring has started to creep in, and the days are beginning to get longer. In America, the song Centerfold by J. Geils Band is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit is the number-one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip 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", "Three's Company", "Hart to Hart", and "Trapper John, M.D.".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Missile Command", and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sesame Street", "Happy Days", "Mork & Mindy", and "Cockleshell Bay". Popular toys at the moment include the Atari 2600, Simon (memory game), the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, and Fisher-Price Little People (Farm).

News

News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 12th, 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.

Information

Facts.

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 41 years, 2 months, and 27 days have passed since March 12th, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 10 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was not a leap year.
  • Age: People born on March 12th, 1982, are now 41 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1982 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 384739200.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 12th, 1982.

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Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to March 12th, 1982.

  • February 13th, 1982: The last episode of the British comedy series "The Goodies" is aired on television.
  • February 15th, 1982: 84 crew members die when the offshore drilling rig "Ocean Ranger" sinks during a storm.
  • February 27th, 1982: Wayne Williams is convicted for his role in the Atlanta murders of 1979-81.
  • March 5th, 1982: American actor John Belushi dies from a drug overdose at the age of 33.
  • March 6th, 1982: Ayn Rand passes away.
  • March 9th, 1982: Charles Haughey becomes the new Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland.
  • This date: March 12th, 1982
  • March 19th, 1982: Heavy Metal guitarist Randy Rhoads dies in a plane crash in Florida.
  • March 25th, 1982: The first episode of the police procedural drama "Cagney & Lacey" is aired on television.
  • March 29th, 1982: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder release the song "Ebony and Ivory".
  • April 2nd, 1982: Businessman Ken Bates purchases Chelsea for £1.
  • April 2nd, 1982: The Falklands War begins.
  • April 7th, 1982: Former Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh is arrested for allegedly plotting the assassination of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 12th, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 12th, 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.

Photos of early 1980s fashion.

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1980s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows in 1982.

Television shows that people were watching in March 1982.

TV shows from March, 1982.

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Animated television series that ran in the early 1980s.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Comedy-drama superhero series starring William Katt as Ralph Hinkley.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Archie Bunker's Place
Archie Bunker's Place
Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.

Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
Medical drama.

Hart to Hart
Hart to Hart
TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.

The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.

WKRP in Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati
Sitcom about staff members who work at a radio station in Cincinnati.

Taxi
Taxi
American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk
Starring Lou Ferrigno.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Chips
Chips
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.

Three's Company
Three's Company
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

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 12th, 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

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

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

Happy Days
Happy Days

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1982.

Toys and games that were popular on this date 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

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Simon (memory game)
Simon (memory game)

Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

The Atari 2600
The Atari 2600

Lego Technic
Lego Technic

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in March of 1982.

Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Arcade game released by Nintendo.

Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Maze arcade game.

Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Fixed shooter arcade game.

Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Space-themed shooter arcade game.

Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.

Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders
Shooter arcade game.

Were you born on this date?

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 12th, 1988, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 12th.

Liza Minnelli

Actress.
Born on March 12th, 1946
She turned 36 on this day in 1982.

Mitt Romney

Politician.
Born on March 12th, 1947
He turned 35 on this day in 1982.

Pete Doherty

English musician.
Born on March 12th, 1979
He turned 3 on this day in 1982.

Christina Grimmie

Singer. Deceased
Born on March 12th, 1994
She was born exactly 12 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on March 12th, 1982.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 12th, 1982 was most likely conceived around June 19th, 1981.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 12th, 1982 is close to December 3rd, 1982.

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Stats for March 12th, 1982

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 12th, 1982.

  • A total of 15,064 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,152 weeks have passed.
  • 1,301,526,000 seconds have passed since the March 12th, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,518,447,000 times.
  • Since March 12th, 1982, the Earth has travelled approximately 671,587,416,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 216,921,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 111,931,236 steps. That's about 49,747 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,618,312 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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