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September 30th, 1982.

September 30th, 1982, was a Thursday. It was day 273 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.

39 years and 17 days have passed since September 30th, 1982.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On this day.

What happened on September 30th, 1982?

  • The first episode of "Cheers" is aired.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 30th, 1982.

  • United States: Hard To Say I'm Sorry - Chicago
  • United Kingdom: Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
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.
Amityville II: The Possession

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Amityville II: The Possession" was at the top of the box office on September 30th, 1982.

Take me back to September 30th, 1982!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 30th, 1982 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. In America, the song Hard To Say I'm Sorry by Chicago is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Amityville II: The Possession 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 "The Jeffersons", "Trapper John, M.D.", "Only Fools and Horses" and "The Smurfs".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Pac-Man", "Missile Command" and "Donkey Kong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "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 Lite-Brite, Lego Technic, Simon (memory game) and Cabbage Patch Kids.

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 September 30th, 1982.

  • Cheers debuts on television.

    Cheers debuts on television.

    At the end of September in 1982, the sitcom "Cheers" premiered on NBC.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 39 years and 17 days have passed since September 30th, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 39 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 30th, 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 402188400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 30th, 1982.

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 September 30th, 1982, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1982 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 30th, 1982 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

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.

  • Cheers - Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
  • Knight Rider - Starring David Hasselhoff.
  • Family Ties - Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
  • 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.
  • Dallas - Soap opera.
  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
  • Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • Quincy, M.E. - TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

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.

Kid's TV shows on September 30th, 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.

  • The Commodore 64
  • Masters of the Universe (figures)
  • The Lego train set
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Strawberry Shortcake dolls
  • 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)

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 September 30th, 1988 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 30th.

Truman Capote

Author. Deceased
Born on September 30th, 1924
He turned 58 on this day in 1982.

Johnny Mathis

Singer.
Born on September 30th, 1935
He turned 47 on this day in 1982.

Marc Bolan

Musician. Deceased
Born on September 30th, 1947
He was not alive on this date.

T Pain

Rapper.
Born on September 30th, 1985
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Olivier Giroud

Soccer player.
Born on September 30th, 1986
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Maddie Ziegler

American dancer.
Born on September 30th, 2002
She was born exactly 20 years after this date.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on September 30th, 1982.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 30th, 1982.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 30th, 1982 was most likely conceived around the 21st of December, 1981.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 30th, 1982 is close to the 10th of July, 1983.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 30th, 1982.

  • A total of 14,262 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,037 weeks have passed.
  • 1,232,236,800 seconds have passed since the September 30th, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,437,609,600 times.
  • Since September 30th, 1982, the earth has travelled approximately 635,834,188,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 205,372,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 105,972,365 steps. That's about 47,099 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,786,842 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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