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May 20, 1982

May 20, 1982, was a Thursday. It was 42 years and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on May 20, 1982

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 20, 1982:

  • United States: "Ebony And Ivory" by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
  • United Kingdom: "A Little Peace" by Nicole

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 20, 1982

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Ebony And Ivory - Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder
  • Chariots Of Fire - Titles - Vangelis
  • Don't Talk To Strangers - Rick Springfield
  • I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • 867-5309/jenny - Tommy Tutone
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Conan the Barbarian

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Conan the Barbarian".

Facts

This date was 15,350 days ago. Approximately 512 months have passed. It was the 140th day of 1982, in week 20. 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 May 20, 1982

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Thursday, May 20, 1982. Babies who are 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. The school year is nearly finished.

In America, the song "Ebony And Ivory" by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder is at the top of the singles charts, while "A Little Peace" by Nicole is the number-one song in the UK. 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 "M*A*S*H", "Happy Days", "The Jeffersons", and "Knots Landing". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Battle of the Planets", and "Thundarr the Barbarian".

Popular toys at the moment include Water Ring Toss, Screwball Scramble, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, and Strawberry Shortcake dolls.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 20, 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 May 20, 1982.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 20, 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".
  • This date: May 20, 1982
  • 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.
  • June 4, 1982:
    • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) is released.
    • The horror film Poltergeist (1982) is released in cinemas.
  • June 6, 1982: The Lebanon War begins after Israeli forces launch a three-pronged invasion of southern Lebanon.
  • June 7, 1982: Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion is opened to the public.
  • June 8, 1982: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1982 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2.
  • June 11, 1982:
    • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) is released in cinemas.
    • The film Grease 2 (1982) is released.
    • Boxing: Larry Holmes wins the WBC Heavyweight Championship after defeating Gerry Cooney in the 13th round.
  • June 13, 1982: The 1982 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Spain.
  • June 14, 1982: The Falklands War comes to an end.
  • June 18, 1982:
    • Argentine military dictator Leopoldo Galtieri resigns.
    • A postal clerk discovers the body of "God's Banker" Roberto Calvi hanging underneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 20, 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: May 20, 1982 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Early 1980s fashion

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV series on May 20, 1982

People in May 1982 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from May 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 May 20, 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

Toys and games that were popular in 1982:

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 May 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 May 20, 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 May 20, 1988, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 20.

David Proval

David Proval

Actor
Born on May 20, 1942
He turned 40 on this day in 1982.

Cher

Cher

Singer
Born on May 20, 1946
She turned 36 on this day in 1982.

Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes

Rapper
Born on May 20, 1972
He turned 10 on this day in 1982.

Angela Goethals

Angela Goethals

Actress
Born on May 20, 1977
He turned 5 on this day in 1982.

Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas

Spanish soccer player
Born on May 20, 1981
He turned 1 on this day in 1982.

Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson

Actor
Born on May 20, 1992
He was born exactly 10 years after this date.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 20, 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 May 20, 1982 was most likely conceived around August 27, 1981.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 20, 1982 is close to February 10, 1983.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 20, 1982:

  • 15,350 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,192 weeks have passed.
  • 1,326,240,000 seconds have passed since May 20, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,547,280,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 684,339,840,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 221,040,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 114,056,640 steps. That's roughly 50,692 miles.
  • 15,914,880 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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