May 21st, 1982

May 21st, 1982, fell on a Friday. It was day 141 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years, 1 months and 17 days have passed since May 21st, 1982.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 21st, 1982:

  • The movie Annie (1982) is released in cinemas.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 21st, 1982:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Conan the Barbarian" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 21st, 1982 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. 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 on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, A Little Peace by Nicole is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Conan the Barbarian is at the top of the Box Office.

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 "Quincy, M.E.", "Three's Company", "Taxi" and "Mork & Mindy". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Galaxian", "Missile Command" and "Donkey Kong".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sesame Street", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Cockleshell Bay" and "The Smurfs". Popular toys include the likes of "Big Jim (action figure)", "Water Ring Toss", "Hungry Hungry Hippos" and "Monchhichi / Chicaboo".


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 21st, 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.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1982.

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

  • Gandhi

    "Gandhi" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.

  • Falklands War

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 38 years, 1 months and 17 days have passed since May 21st, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 21st, 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 390783600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 21st, 1982:

  • April 30th, 1982: American music journalist Lester Bangs dies from an accidental overdose in New York City.
  • May 14th, 1982: Conan the Barbarian (1982) is released in movie theaters.
  • 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. .
  • June 4th, 1982: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) is released.
  • June 4th, 1982: The horror film Poltergeist (1982) is released in cinemas.
  • June 8th, 1982: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 1982 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2.
  • June 11th, 1982: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) is released in cinemas.
  • June 11th, 1982: The film Grease 2 (1982) is released.
  • June 13th, 1982: The 1982 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Spain.
  • June 14th, 1982: The Falklands War ends.
  • June 18th, 1982: Argentine military dictator Leopoldo Galtieri resigns.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 21st, 1982, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1982 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 21st, 1982 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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.
  • Archie Bunker's Place - Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
  • Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
  • 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
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Intellivision (games console)
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Simon (memory game)
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • 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 21st of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 21st, 1982.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 21st, 1982 was probably conceived around the 11th of August, 1981. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 21st, 1982 is the 28th 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 21st, 1982.

  • 13,927 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,203,292,800 seconds have passed since the May 21st, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,403,841,600 times.
  • Since May 21st, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 620,899,084,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 200,548,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 103,483,181 steps. That's about 45,993 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,439,514 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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