July 31st, 1982, fell on a Saturday. It was day 212 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.
38 years, 7 months and 1 days have passed since July 31st, 1982.
On This Date
Events that occurred on July 31st, 1982:
46 children die in a highway accident in Beaune, France.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 31st, 1982:
United States: Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
United Kingdom: Fame - Irene Cara
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 31st, 1982 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Fame by Irene Cara 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Last of the Summer Wine", "Hart to Hart" and "Only Fools and Horses". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Donkey Kong".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Diff'rent Strokes", "Cockleshell Bay" and "The Smurfs". Popular toys include the likes of "Big Jim (action figure)", "Magna Doodle", "Lego Technic" and "Big wheel (tricycle)".
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 31st, 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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
38 years, 7 months and 1 days have passed since July 31st, 1982.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 30 of 1982.
Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on July 31st, 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 396918000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 31st, 1982:
July 4th, 1982: Terry Higgins becomes the first person to die of AIDS in the United Kingdom.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 31st, 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 31st, 1982 was probably conceived around the 21st of October, 1981. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 31st, 1982 is the 10th of May, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 31st, 1982.
14,093 days have passed since this date.
1,217,638,800 seconds have passed since the July 31st, 1982.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,420,578,600 times.
Since July 31st, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 628,301,620,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 202,939,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 104,716,937 steps. That's about 46,541 miles!
Since this date, 14,611,666 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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