April 1st, 1982, fell on a Thursday. It was day 91 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.
38 years, 8 months and 2 days have passed since April 1st, 1982.
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The date is April 1st, 1982 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. It is April Fool's Day, which means that people are playing practical jokes on one another.
The summer of 1982 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song I Love Rock 'n Roll by Joan Jett & Blackhearts is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Seven Tears by Goombay Dance Band is the number one hit song.
Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Porky's is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Laverne & Shirley", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Archie Bunker's Place" and "Trapper John, M.D.". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Galaxian", "Pac-Man" and "Donkey Kong".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Cockleshell Bay". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lite-Brite", "Simon (memory game)", "Cabbage Patch Kids" and "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)".
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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.
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.
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.
"The Computer" is named as the Time Person of the Year in 1982.
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.
"Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson would go on to win a Grammy for 1982's Song of the Year.
"Gandhi" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.
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