May 20th, 1982, was a Thursday. It was Day 140 of 1982. The decade was the Eighties.
41 years and 20 days have passed since May 20th, 1982.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.
People who were born on this exact date.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 20th, 1982.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date:
The top movie on this date was "Conan the Barbarian".
Let's take a walk down memory lane.
The date is May 20th, 1982, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1982 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual.
In America, the song Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, A Little Peace by Nicole is the number-one hit song. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Conan the Barbarian 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 Facts of Life", and "Knots Landing". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Galaxian", "Pac-Man", and "Missile Command".
Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Battle of the Planets", "Cockleshell Bay", and "Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds". Popular toys at the moment include Big Jim (action figure), Screwball Scramble, Strawberry Shortcake dolls, and Space Lego.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 20th, 1982.
The Falklands War was being fought between Argentina and the United Kingdom.
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.
Wearing leg warmers was a popular fad during this period. The trend was popularized by movies such as Fame and Flashdance.
The best NBA players in 1982 were Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Julius Erving, George Gervin and Gus Williams.
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.
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.
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.
The film "Gandhi" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1982.
"The Computer" was named Time Person of the Year in 1982.
"Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson went on to win a Grammy for 1982's Song of the Year.
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.
Between September 1980 and August 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
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.
Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
The Atari 2600 was the dominant video game system.
In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more common.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in May 1982.
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Animated television series that ran in the early 1980s.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
The Greatest American Hero
Comedy-drama superhero series starring William Katt as Ralph Hinkley.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
Archie Bunker's Place
Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
Trapper John, M.D.
Hart to Hart
TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.
American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1982.
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
The New Adventures of Flash Gordon
Mork & Mindy
Battle of the Planets
The All New Popeye Hour
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1982.
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
Intellivision (games console)
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Simon (memory game)
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
The Atari 2600
Dungeons & Dragons
Big Jim (action figure)
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in May of 1982.
Arcade game released by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Maze arcade game.
Fixed shooter arcade game.
Space-themed shooter arcade game.
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
Shooter arcade game.
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 May 20th, 1988, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 20th.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 20th, 1982.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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