August 12th, 1982

August 12th, 1982, fell on a Thursday. It was day 224 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.

37 years, 11 months and 30 days have passed since August 12th, 1982.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 12th, 1982:

  • A debt crisis begins in Latin America when Mexico announces that it is unable to pay its foreign debt.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 12th, 1982:

  • United States: Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
  • United Kingdom: Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

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 August 12th, 1982 and it's a Thursday. 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, Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Three's Company", "Hart to Hart" and "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids" and "Donkey Kong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Happy Days" and "Diff'rent Strokes".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Water Ring Toss", "Hungry Hungry Hippos", "Simon (memory game)" and "Intellivision (games console)".


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 August 12th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 37 years, 11 months and 30 days have passed since August 12th, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 12th, 1982, will be 37 years of age.
  • People born in 1982 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 397954800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 12th, 1982:

  • 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 31st, 1982: 46 children die in a highway accident in Beaune, France.
  • September 5th, 1982: 12-year-old Johnny Gosch goes missing while delivering newspapers in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • September 6th, 1982: Culture Club release the song "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 12th, 1982, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1982 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 12th, 1982 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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 12th of August:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 12th, 1982.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 12th, 1982 was probably conceived around the 2nd of November, 1981. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 12th, 1982 is the 22nd of May, 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 August 12th, 1982.

  • 13,879 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,199,145,600 seconds have passed since the August 12th, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,399,003,200 times.
  • Since August 12th, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 618,759,129,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 199,857,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 103,126,522 steps. That's about 45,834 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,389,747 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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