May 1st, 1982

May 1st, 1982, fell on a Saturday. It was day 121 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since May 1st, 1982.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 1st, 1982:

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

Movie Box Office

Which 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 May 1st, 1982 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1982 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. 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 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Love Boat", "Magnum, P.I.", "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" and "The Smurfs". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Galaxian" and "Donkey Kong".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Mork & Mindy" and "Danger Mouse". Popular toys include the likes of "Magna Doodle", "Water Ring Toss", "Speak & Spell" and "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine".


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 May 1st, 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • 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.

  • Falklands War

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 38 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since May 1st, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 1st, 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 389055600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 1st, 1982:

  • April 2nd, 1982: Businessman Ken Bates purchases Chelsea for £1.
  • April 2nd, 1982: The Falklands War begins.
  • April 30th, 1982: American music journalist Lester Bangs dies from an accidental overdose in New York City.
  • This date: May 1st, 1982
  • May 10th, 1982: Toto release their single "Africa".
  • 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 May 1st, 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: May 1st, 1982 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 1st of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of May:

  • May Day / Labour Day (France)
  • International Workers' Day

US President

Who was the US President on May 1st, 1982?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 1st, 1982?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 1st, 1982 was probably conceived around the 22nd of July, 1981. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 1st, 1982 is the 8th of February, 1983. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 1st, 1982.

  • 14,232 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,229,644,800 seconds have passed since the May 1st, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,434,585,600 times.
  • Since May 1st, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 634,496,716,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 204,940,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 105,749,453 steps. That's about 47,000 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,755,738 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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