July 4th, 1982, fell on a Sunday. It was day 185 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.
38 years, 4 months and 24 days have passed since July 4th, 1982.
On This Date
Events that occurred on July 4th, 1982:
Terry Higgins becomes the first person to die of AIDS in the United Kingdom.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Mike Sorrentino: Television personality.
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
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "E.T." was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "M*A*S*H", "Happy Days", "Chips" and "Magnum, P.I.". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Sesame Street", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Smurfs".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Lego Technic", "Simon (memory game)", "Speak & Spell" and "Masters of the Universe (figures)".
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 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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1982.
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 and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
38 years, 4 months and 24 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.
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:
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 4th of July:
Independence Day (USA)
Who was the US President on July 4th, 1982?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 4th, 1982?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 4th, 1982 was probably conceived around the 24th of September, 1981. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 4th, 1982 is the 13th of April, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 4th, 1982.
14,027 days have passed since this date.
1,211,936,400 seconds have passed since the July 4th, 1982.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,413,925,800 times.
Since July 4th, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 625,359,182,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 201,989,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 104,226,530 steps. That's about 46,323 miles!
Since this date, 14,543,237 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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