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August 12th, 1982.

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

38 years, 10 months and 1 days have passed since August 12th, 1982.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 12th, 1982?

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

Music charts.

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
Play the top hits from 1982.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1982. Take a trip back to the days of TOTO, the Pointer Sisters, Paul McCartney, Duran Duran and Survivor.
E.T.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "E.T." was at the top of the box office on August 12th, 1982.

Take me back to August 12th, 1982!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 12th, 1982 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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.

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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "Taxi", "Magnum, P.I." 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 "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Smurfs".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Speak & Spell, Intellivision (games console), Big wheel (tricycle) 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 August 12th, 1982.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular.

    During the first half of the 1980s, VCRs started to become a popular household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

  • Leg warmers.

    Leg warmers.

    At this time, wearing leg warmers was a popular fad. The trend was popularized by movies such as Fame and Flashdance.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1982?

    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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Gandhi.

    Gandhi.

    The film "Gandhi" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1982.

  • Willie Nelson - "Always on My Mind"

    Willie Nelson - "Always on My Mind"

    "Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson went on to win a Grammy for 1982's Song of the Year.

  • 1982 in movies.

    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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1982.

    Time Person of the Year: 1982.

    "The Computer" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1982.

  • 1982 in music.

    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.

  • The Rubik's Cube.

    The Rubik's Cube.

    During 1981 and 1982, the Rubik's Cube became a craze. The toy was so popular that books on how to solve it regularly made it into the top ten selling books list.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War.

    Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

  • Early 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • The Atari 2600.

    The Atari 2600.

    During this period, the Atari 2600 was the dominant game system.

  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman.

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 38 years, 10 months and 1 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 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 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 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.
  • This date: August 12th, 1982
  • August 26th, 1982: Soccer: Liverpool manager Bob Paisley announces that he will be leaving at the end of the season.
  • 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".

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 12th, 1982 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.

  • Cagney & Lacey - Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
  • 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.
  • The Greatest American Hero - Comedy-drama superhero series starring William Katt as Ralph Hinkley.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on August 12th, 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.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1982.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 12th, 1988 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 12th of August.

  • August 12th, 1988: Tyson Fury (Boxer) was born exactly 6 years after this date.
  • August 12th, 1990: Mario Balotelli (Italian soccer player) was born exactly 8 years after this date.
  • August 12th, 1992: Cara Delevingne (English model) was born exactly 10 years after this date.
  • August 12th, 1999: Matthijs De Ligt (Soccer player) was born exactly 17 years after this date.
  • August 12th, 2001: Dixie D'Amelio (Social media personality) was born exactly 19 years after this date.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 12th, 1982.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 12th, 1982 was most likely conceived around the 2nd of November, 1981.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 12th, 1982 is close to the 22nd of May, 1983.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 12th, 1982.

  • A total of 14,185 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,026 weeks have passed.
  • 1,225,584,000 seconds have passed since the August 12th, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,429,848,000 times.
  • Since August 12th, 1982, the earth has travelled approximately 632,401,344,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 204,264,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 105,400,224 steps. That's about 46,845 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,707,008 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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