December 8th, 1982

December 8th, 1982, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 342 of 1982. The decade was the 1980s.

37 years, 9 months and 11 days have passed since December 8th, 1982.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Nicki Minaj: Rapper.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 8th, 1982:

  • United States: Truly - Lione Richie
  • United Kingdom: Beat Surrender - Jam

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 December 8th, 1982 and it's a Wednesday. The Christmas season of 1982 has just started. In America, the song Truly by Lione Richie is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Beat Surrender by Jam 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 "Little House on the Prairie", "Taxi", "Family Ties" and "Knight Rider". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Pac-Man". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Happy Days" and "Cockleshell Bay".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Magna Doodle", "Atari 2600", "Water Ring Toss" and "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine".


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 December 8th, 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.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1982.

    "The Computer" is named as the Time Person of the Year 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.

  • 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.

  • Gandhi

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 37 years, 9 months and 11 days have passed since December 8th, 1982.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 1982.
  • Leap Year: 1982 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 8th, 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 408153600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 8th, 1982:

  • November 12th, 1982: Dance music composer Patrick Cowley dies from AIDS.
  • November 18th, 1982: South Korean boxer Kim Duk-koo dies four days after sustaining head injuries during a fight.
  • November 30th, 1982: Michael Jackson's album Thriller is released.
  • December 18th, 1982: Ireland: It is revealed that former Minister for Justice Sean Doherty had authorized the illegal phone tapping of journalists. .

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 8th, 1982, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1982 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 8th, 1982 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

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.
  • 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.

1982 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1982.

"Inspector Gadget" - "Danger Mouse" - "The Smurfs" - "Cockleshell Bay" - "Diff'rent Strokes" - "Happy Days" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "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
  • 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
  • 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 8th of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of December:

  • Immaculate Conception (Spain)

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 8th, 1982.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 8th, 1982 was probably conceived around the 28th of February, 1982. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 8th, 1982 is the 17th of September, 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 December 8th, 1982.

  • 13,801 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,192,402,800 seconds have passed since the December 8th, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,391,136,600 times.
  • Since December 8th, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 615,279,844,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 198,733,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 102,546,641 steps. That's about 45,576 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,308,834 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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