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.
On August 24th, 1982, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "E.T.".
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 dominated the home computer market during this period.
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.
At this time, wearing leg warmers was a popular fad. The trend was popularized by movies such as Fame and Flashdance.
The best NBA players in 1982 were Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Julius Erving, George Gervin and Gus Williams.
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.
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.
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.
The film "Gandhi" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1982.
"The Computer" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1982.
"Always on My Mind" by Willie Nelson went on to win a Grammy for 1982's Song of the Year.
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.
Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
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.
During this period, the Atari 2600 was the dominant game system.
In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date.
Notable events that happened close to August 24th, 1982.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in August, 1982.
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
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.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
Archie Bunker's Place
Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
Trapper John, M.D.
Hart to Hart
TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.
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
American television series.
American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1982.
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
Thundarr the Barbarian
The New Adventures of Flash Gordon
Battle of the Planets
The All New Popeye Hour
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1982.
Masters of the Universe (figures)
The Lego train set
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Big wheel (tricycle)
Intellivision (games console)
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Simon (memory game)
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
The Atari 2600
Dungeons & Dragons
Big Jim (action figure)
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 1982.
Arcade game released by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Maze arcade game.
Fixed shooter arcade game.
Space-themed shooter arcade game.
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
Shooter arcade game.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 24th.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on August 24th, 1982.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 24th, 1982.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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