October 6th, 1982

October 6th, 1982, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 279 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.

37 years, 9 months and 6 days have passed since October 6th, 1982.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 6th, 1982:

  • Madonna releases her debut single "Everybody".


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 6th, 1982:

  • United States: Jack And Diane - John Cougar
  • United Kingdom: Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth

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 October 6th, 1982 and it's a Wednesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear.

In America, the song Jack And Diane by John Cougar is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth 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 "Happy Days", "The Jeffersons", "Taxi" and "Archie Bunker's Place". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Galaxian", "Pac-Man", "Missile Command" and "Donkey Kong".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Sesame Street", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "The Smurfs". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Lite-Brite", "Hungry Hungry Hippos" and "Big wheel (tricycle)".


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 October 6th, 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, 9 months and 6 days have passed since October 6th, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 6th, 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 402706800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 6th, 1982:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 6th, 1982, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1982 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 6th, 1982 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Cheers - Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
  • Knight Rider - Starring David Hasselhoff.
  • Family Ties - Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
  • 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.

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:

  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Commodore 64
  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 6th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 6th, 1982.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 6th, 1982 was probably conceived around the 27th of December, 1981. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 6th, 1982 is the 16th of July, 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 October 6th, 1982.

  • 13,794 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,191,801,600 seconds have passed since the October 6th, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,390,435,200 times.
  • Since October 6th, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 614,969,625,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 198,633,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 102,494,938 steps. That's about 45,553 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,301,619 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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