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August 24th, 1982.

August 24th, 1982, was a Tuesday. It was day 236 of 1982. The decade was the Eighties.

39 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since August 24th, 1982.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On August 24th, 1982, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 24th, 1982.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
  • Hurts So Good - John Cougar
  • Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band
  • Hold Me - Fleetwood Mac
  • Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Chicago
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.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "E.T.".

Take me back to August 24th, 1982!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is August 24th, 1982, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. The summer of 1982 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Karen Carpenter and Jobriath would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Knots Landing", "Only Fools and Horses", "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" and "Cagney & Lacey". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Pac-Man" and "Donkey Kong".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Happy Days", "Battle of the Planets", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Cockleshell Bay". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Speak & Spell, Cabbage Patch Kids, Strawberry Shortcake dolls and Fisher-Price Little People (Farm).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 24th, 1982.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 39 years, 10 months and 5 days have passed since August 24th, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 24th, 1982, will be 39 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1982 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 398991600.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to August 24th, 1982.

  • July 26th, 1982: Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan suffers a near-fatal intestinal injury while filming a fight scene for the movie Coolie.
  • 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.
  • August 12th, 1982: A debt crisis begins in Latin America when Mexico announces that it is unable to pay its foreign debt.
  • This date: August 24th, 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".
  • September 13th, 1982: 50 people die after Spantax Flight 995 crashes at Malaga Airport.
  • September 16th, 1982: NBA player Bill Robinzine commits suicide at the age of 29.
  • September 20th, 1982: NFL players go on a 57-day strike over revenue sharing for TV rights and other issues.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 24th, 1982, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1982 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 24th, 1982 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 24th, 1982.

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Photos of early 1980s fashion.

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1980s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in August, 1982.

TV shows from August, 1982.

Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Animated television series that ran in the early 1980s.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Comedy-drama superhero series starring William Katt as Ralph Hinkley.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Archie Bunker's Place
Archie Bunker's Place
Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.

Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
Medical drama.

Hart to Hart
Hart to Hart
TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.

The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.

Taxi
Taxi
American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Chips
Chips
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.

Three's Company
Three's Company
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

Cars in 1982.

1982 saw the introduction of cars such as the Cadillac Cimarron, the Honda Jazz, the Dodge Rampage, the Toyota Camry, the Ford Sierra and the Holden Camira.

Cars in 1982.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on August 24th, 1982.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1982.

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Thundarr the Barbarian
Thundarr the Barbarian

Cockleshell Bay
Cockleshell Bay

The New Adventures of Flash Gordon
The New Adventures of Flash Gordon

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes

Battle of the Planets
Battle of the Planets

The All New Popeye Hour
The All New Popeye Hour

Happy Days
Happy Days

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1982.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1982.

Masters of the Universe (figures)
Masters of the Universe (figures)

The Lego train set
The Lego train set

Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)

Space Lego
Space Lego

Fischer Price cassette player
Fischer Price cassette player

Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Monchhichi / Chicaboo

Rubik's Cube
Rubik's Cube

Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Strawberry Shortcake dolls

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Intellivision (games console)
Intellivision (games console)

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Simon (memory game)
Simon (memory game)

Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

The Atari 2600
The Atari 2600

Lego Technic
Lego Technic

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Operation
Operation

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in August of 1982.

Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Arcade game released by Nintendo.

Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Maze arcade game.

Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Fixed shooter arcade game.

Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Space-themed shooter arcade game.

Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.

Space Invaders 1978
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 you should check out August 24th, 1988 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 24th.

Yasser Arafat

Palestinian leader. Deceased
Born on August 24th, 1929
He turned 53 on this day in 1982.

Vince McMahon

WWE owner.
Born on August 24th, 1945
He turned 37 on this day in 1982.

Pacho

Colombian drug trafficker. Deceased
Born on August 24th, 1951
He turned 31 on this day in 1982.

Reggie Miller

Basketball player.
Born on August 24th, 1965
He turned 17 on this day in 1982.

Gemma O'Doherty

Conspiracy theorist.
Born on August 24th, 1968
She turned 14 on this day in 1982.

Dave Chappelle

Comedian.
Born on August 24th, 1973
He turned 9 on this day in 1982.

Chad Michael Murray

Actor.
Born on August 24th, 1981
He turned 1 on this day in 1982.

Rupert Grint

Actor.
Born on August 24th, 1988
He was born exactly 6 years after this date.

Elizabeth Debicki

Australian actress.
Born on August 24th, 1990
She was born exactly 8 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 24th, 1982.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 24th, 1982.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 24th, 1982 was most likely conceived around December 1st, 1981.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 24th, 1982 is close to May 17th, 1983.

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Stats for August 24th, 1982

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 24th, 1982.

  • A total of 14,554 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,079 weeks have passed.
  • 1,257,465,600 seconds have passed since the August 24th, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,467,043,200 times.
  • Since August 24th, 1982, the Earth has travelled approximately 648,852,249,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 209,577,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 108,142,042 steps. That's about 48,063 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,089,587 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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