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April 30th, 1982

April 30th, 1982, fell on a Friday. It was day 120 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years, 6 months and 1 days have passed since April 30th, 1982.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 30th, 1982:

  • American music journalist Lester Bangs dies from an accidental overdose in New York City.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Kirsten Dunst: Actress.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 30th, 1982:

  • United States: I Love Rock 'n Roll - Joan Jett & Blackhearts
  • United Kingdom: Ebony And Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Porky's" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is April 30th, 1982 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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, Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder 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 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 "Mork & Mindy", "Trapper John, M.D.", "Magnum, P.I." and "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids" and "Missile Command". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Happy Days", "Mork & Mindy", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Smurfs".

Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Magna Doodle", "Water Ring Toss" and "Rubik's Cube".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on April 30th, 1982.

  • Early 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    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.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1982.

    "The Computer" is named as the Time Person of the Year in 1982.

  • 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.

  • Willie Nelson - "Always on My Mind"

    "Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson would go on to win a Grammy for 1982's Song of the Year.

  • Gandhi

    "Gandhi" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1982.

  • Falklands War

    The Falklands War is occurring between Argentina and the United Kingdom.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 38 years, 6 months and 1 days have passed since April 30th, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 30th, 1982, will be 38 years of age.
  • People born in 1982 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 388969200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 30th, 1982:

  • April 2nd, 1982: The Falklands War begins.
  • May 14th, 1982: Conan the Barbarian (1982) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 21st, 1982: The movie Annie (1982) is released in cinemas.
  • May 26th, 1982: Football: Aston Villa win the European Cup after defeating Bayern Munich 1-0.
  • May 27th, 1982: FA Cup Final 1982: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 in a replay.
  • May 29th, 1982: The single "Eye of the Tiger" is released by Survivor. .

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 30th, 1982, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1982 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 30th, 1982 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • The Smurfs - Animated fantasy-comedy television series.
  • Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends - Animated television series that ran in the early 1980s.
  • Only Fools and Horses - British television comedy.
  • Magnum, P.I. - Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
  • Knots Landing - American soap opera.
  • Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
  • Archie Bunker's Place - Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
  • Hart to Hart - TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.
  • The Dukes of Hazzard - American television series.
  • Mork & Mindy - Comedy TV show about an alien called Mork. Starring Robin Williams.
  • Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
  • Dallas - Soap opera.

1982 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1982.

"Danger Mouse" - "The Smurfs" - "Cockleshell Bay" - "Diff'rent Strokes" - "Mork & Mindy" - "Happy Days" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "Sesame Street" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "Captain Kangaroo"


1982 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1982:

  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Intellivision (games console)
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Atari 2600
  • Lego Technic
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Magna Doodle
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 30th of April:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 30th of April:

  • Walpurgis Night (Sweden)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on April 30th, 1982.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 30th, 1982 was probably conceived around the 21st of July, 1981. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 30th, 1982 is the 7th of February, 1983. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Donkey Kong - Arcade game released by Nintendo.
  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.
  • Pac-Man - Maze arcade game.
  • Galaxian - Fixed shooter arcade game.
  • Asteroids - Space-themed shooter arcade game.
  • Lunar Lander - In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 30th, 1982.

  • 14,064 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,215,133,200 seconds have passed since the April 30th, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,417,655,400 times.
  • Since April 30th, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 627,008,731,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 202,522,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 104,501,455 steps. That's about 46,445 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,581,598 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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