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June 21st, 1982.

June 21st, 1982, was a Monday. It was day 172 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since June 21st, 1982.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on June 21st, 1982?

  • Lady Diana gives birth to Prince William.

Born on June 21st, 1982.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Prince William: Duke of Cambridge.

Music charts.

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

  • United States: Ebony And Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
  • United Kingdom: Goody Two Shoes - Adam & Ants
Play the top hits 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.
E.T.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "E.T." was at the top of the box office on June 21st, 1982.

Take me back to June 21st, 1982!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is June 21st, 1982 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer 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, Goody Two Shoes by Adam & Ants is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie E.T. 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.

In Spain, the 1982 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Happy Days", "Little House on the Prairie", "Dallas" and "Trapper John, M.D.". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Donkey Kong".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Cockleshell Bay". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Lego Technic, Simon (memory game) and Cabbage Patch Kids.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on June 21st, 1982.

  • The 1982 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Spain.

    The 1982 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Spain.

    The 1982 FIFA World Cup was taking place in Spain at this time. The competition was won Italy after they defeated West Germany 3-1 in the final.

  • E.T. is showing at movie theaters.

    E.T. is showing at movie theaters.

    Steven Spielberg's movie "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" was showing in movie theaters at this time.

  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular.

    During the first half of the 1980s, VCRs started to become a popular household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

  • Leg warmers.

    Leg warmers.

    At this time, wearing leg warmers was a popular fad. 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Gandhi.

    Gandhi.

    The film "Gandhi" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1982.

    Time Person of the Year: 1982.

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

  • 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.

  • The Rubik's Cube.

    The Rubik's Cube.

    During 1981 and 1982, the Rubik's Cube became a craze. 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 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.

  • The Atari 2600.

    The Atari 2600.

    During this period, the Atari 2600 was the dominant game system.

  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman.

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 38 years, 11 months and 22 days have passed since June 21st, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on June 21st, 1982, will be 38 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1982 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 393462000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around June 21st, 1982.

  • 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 7th, 1982: Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion is opened to the public.
  • 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.
  • This date: June 21st, 1982
  • June 25th, 1982: Blade Runner (1982) is released in cinemas.
  • June 25th, 1982: The Thing (1982) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 25th, 1982: The song "Come On Eileen" is released by Dexys Midnight Runners.
  • July 4th, 1982: Terry Higgins becomes the first person to die of AIDS in the United Kingdom.
  • July 9th, 1982: The sci-fi movie TRON (1982) is released in cinemas.
  • July 9th, 1982: Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing 154 people.
  • July 9th, 1982: 31-year-old Michael Fagan breaks into Buckingham Palace and spends ten minutes talking to the Queen in her bedroom.
  • July 11th, 1982: Italy win the World Cup after defeating West Germany 3-1.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 21st, 1982, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1982 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 21st, 1982 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Photos of early 1980s fashion.

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Cagney & Lacey - Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
  • 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.
  • The Greatest American Hero - Comedy-drama superhero series starring William Katt as Ralph Hinkley.
  • 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.
  • Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.

Kid's TV shows on June 21st, 1982.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1982.

  • Danger Mouse
  • The Smurfs
  • Cockleshell Bay
  • Diff'rent Strokes
  • Happy Days
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • Sesame Street
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • Captain Kangaroo

Popular toys and games in 1982.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1982.

  • Masters of the Universe (figures)
  • 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
  • The Atari 2600
  • Lego Technic
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Magna Doodle
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out June 21st, 1988 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 21st of June.

  • June 21st, 1953: Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan Prime Minister) turned 29 on this day in 1982.
  • June 21st, 1983: Edward Snowden (American whistleblower) was born exactly one year after this date.
  • June 21st, 1985: Lana Del Rey (Singer) was born exactly 3 years after this date.
  • June 21st, 1997: Rebecca Black (Singer) was born exactly 15 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 21st, 1982.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 14,237 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,033 weeks have passed.
  • 1,230,076,800 seconds have passed since the June 21st, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,435,089,600 times.
  • Since June 21st, 1982, the earth has travelled approximately 634,719,628,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 205,012,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 105,786,605 steps. That's about 47,016 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,760,922 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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