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July 4th, 1982.

July 4th, 1982, was a Sunday. It was day 185 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since July 4th, 1982.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 4th, 1982?

  • Terry Higgins becomes the first person to die of AIDS in the United Kingdom.

Born on July 4th, 1982.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Mike Sorrentino: Television personality.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 4th, 1982.

  • United States: Ebony And Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
  • United Kingdom: I've Never Been To Me - Charlotte
E.T.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "E.T." was at the top of the box office on July 4th, 1982.

Take me back to July 4th, 1982!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 4th, 1982 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

America is celebrating the 4th of July, which means that fireworks are being set off and families are holding barbeques together. 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, I've Never Been To Me by Charlotte 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", "Dallas", "Trapper John, M.D." and "Knots Landing". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Galaxian", "Missile Command" and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Happy Days" and "The Smurfs".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Lite-Brite, Lego Technic, Intellivision (games console) and Masters of the Universe (figures).

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 July 4th, 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.

  • 1982 FIFA World Cup.

    The 1982 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Spain. The competition is won Italy after they defeat West Germany 3-1.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 38 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since July 4th, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 26 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 4th, 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 394585200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 4th, 1982.

  • 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.
  • June 21st, 1982: Lady Diana gives birth to Prince William.
  • 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.
  • This date: July 4th, 1982
  • 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.
  • July 24th, 1982: The Rolling Stones headline at Slane.
  • July 27th, 1982: The term AIDS is officially coined, replacing the previous acronym of GRIDS (gay-related immune deficiency).
  • July 30th, 1982: Labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa is declared dead after being missing for seven years.
  • July 31st, 1982: 46 children die in a highway accident in Beaune, France.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 4th, 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 Gemini.
  • 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 4th, 1982 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.

  • 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.
  • Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
  • Dallas - Soap opera.
  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Kid's TV shows on July 4th, 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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 4th of July.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 4th of July.

  • Independence Day (USA)

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on July 4th, 1982.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 4th, 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 July 4th, 1982.

  • A total of 14,189 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,027 weeks have passed.
  • 1,225,929,600 seconds have passed since the July 4th, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,430,251,200 times.
  • Since July 4th, 1982, the earth has travelled approximately 632,579,673,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 204,321,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 105,429,946 steps. That's about 46,858 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,711,155 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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