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April 24, 1982

April 24, 1982, was a Saturday. It was 42 years, 2 months, and 18 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on April 24, 1982

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On April 24, 1982, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett & Blackhearts
  • United Kingdom: "My Camera Never Lies" by Bucks Fizz

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 24, 1982

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • We Got The Beat - Go-Go's
  • Chariots Of Fire - Titles - Vangelis
  • Freeze-frame - The J. Geils Band
  • Don't Talk To Strangers - Rick Springfield
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.
Porky's

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Porky's".

Facts

This date was 15,420 days ago. Approximately 514 months have passed. It was the 114th day of 1982, in week 16. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 42 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 171 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 24, 1982

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Saturday, April 24, 1982. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

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 at the top of the singles charts, while "My Camera Never Lies" by Bucks Fizz is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Porky's 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", "Laverne & Shirley", "The Incredible Hulk", and "Hill Street Blues". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Pac-Man", and "Donkey Kong".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", and "Thundarr the Barbarian". Popular toys at the moment include Operation, Lite-Brite, the Atari 2600, and the Big Wheel (tricycle).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 24, 1982.

  • The Falklands War.

    The Falklands War

    The Falklands War was being fought between Argentina and the United Kingdom.
  • 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 April 24, 1982.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 24, 1982.

  • 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.
  • April 7, 1982: Former Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh is arrested for allegedly plotting the assassination of Ayatollah Khomeini.
  • This date: April 24, 1982
  • April 26, 1982: A former police officer kills 57 people in a shooting spree in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
  • April 30, 1982: American music journalist Lester Bangs dies from an accidental overdose in New York City.
  • May 10, 1982: Toto release their single "Africa".
  • May 12, 1982: A Spanish Traditionalist Catholic priest named Juan María Fernández y Krohn attempts to attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet in Fátima, Portugal.
  • May 14, 1982:
    • Conan the Barbarian (1982) is released in movie theaters.
    • English ska group Madness release their single "House of Fun".
  • May 21, 1982: The movie Annie (1982) is released in cinemas.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 24, 1982, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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: April 24, 1982 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Early 1980s fashion

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1982

In April 1982, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from April 1982.

Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
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

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 April 24, 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

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 April 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 April 24, 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 April 24, 1988, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 24.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

Singer
Born on April 24, 1942
She turned 40 on this day in 1982.

Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny

Irish Prime Minister
Born on April 24, 1951
He turned 31 on this day in 1982.

Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou

Actor
Born on April 24, 1964
He turned 18 on this day in 1982.

Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen

Irish actor
Born on April 24, 1968
He turned 14 on this day in 1982.

Joe Keery

Joe Keery

Actor
Born on April 24, 1992
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on April 24:

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on April 24, 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 April 24, 1982 was most likely conceived around August 1, 1981.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 24, 1982 is close to January 15, 1983.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 24, 1982:

  • 15,420 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,202 weeks have passed.
  • 1,332,288,000 seconds have passed since April 24, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,554,336,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 687,460,608,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 222,048,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 114,576,768 steps. That's roughly 50,923 miles.
  • 15,987,456 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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