April 30, 1982

April 30, 1982, was a Friday. It was 41 years, 11 months, and 14 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on April 30, 1982:

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

Born on April 30, 1982

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On April 30, 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: "Ebony And Ivory" by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder

The music charts on April 30, 1982

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • 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.

Top movie

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


This date was 15,325 days ago. Approximately 511 months have passed. It was the 120th day of 1982, in week 17. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 41 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 170 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to April 30, 1982

Let's go back to the eighties.

It is Friday, April 30, 1982. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for 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 at the top of the singles charts, while "Ebony And Ivory" by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder 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 "Chips", "Dallas", "Hart to Hart", and "Dynasty". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Galaxian", and "Pac-Man".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Mork & Mindy", "Postman Pat", and "Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds". Popular toys at the moment include Water Ring Toss, Hungry Hungry Hippos, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, and the Big Wheel (tricycle).


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 30, 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.


    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 April 30, 1982.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 30, 1982.

  • 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.
  • April 26, 1982: A former police officer kills 57 people in a shooting spree in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
  • This date: April 30, 1982
  • 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.
  • May 26, 1982: Football: Aston Villa win the European Cup after defeating Bayern Munich 1-0.
  • May 27, 1982: FA Cup Final 1982: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 in a replay.
  • May 29, 1982: The single "Eye of the Tiger" is released by Survivor.
  • May 30, 1982: Spain officially joins NATO.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 30, 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 30, 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
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 30, 1982

If you were a kid on April 30, 1982, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

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
Galaxian 1980
Asteroids 1979
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on April 30, 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 30, 1988, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 30.

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

Born on April 30, 1933
He turned 49 on this day in 1982.

Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper

Canadian Prime Minister
Born on April 30, 1959
He turned 23 on this day in 1982.

Jeff Timmons

Jeff Timmons

98 Degrees
Born on April 30, 1973
He turned 9 on this day in 1982.

Travis Scott

Travis Scott

Born on April 30, 1991
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.



National holidays and famous events that fall on April 30:


US President

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


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 30, 1982 was most likely conceived around August 7, 1981.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 30, 1982 is close to January 21, 1983.

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Stats for April 30, 1982


Here are some interesting statistics about April 30, 1982:

  • 15,325 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,189 weeks have passed.
  • 1,324,080,000 seconds have passed since April 30, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,544,760,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 683,225,280,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 220,680,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 113,870,880 steps. That's roughly 50,609 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,888,960 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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