July 4th, 1982

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

38 years, 1 months and 6 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.


Music Singles

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. 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. 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 "Happy Days", "Quincy, M.E.", "Dallas" and "Archie Bunker's Place". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Galaxian", "Missile Command" and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Smurfs" and "Danger Mouse".

Popular toys include the likes of "Big Jim (action figure)", "Atari 2600", "Big wheel (tricycle)" 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, 1 months and 6 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:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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 (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 4th, 1982 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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.
  • 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.

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" - "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:

  • Masters of the Universe (figures)
  • 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 4th of July:


Holidays

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

  • Independence Day (USA)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

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).

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 July 4th, 1982.

  • 13,917 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,202,428,800 seconds have passed since the July 4th, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,402,833,600 times.
  • Since July 4th, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 620,453,260,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 200,404,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 103,408,877 steps. That's about 45,960 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,429,146 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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