December 8th, 1982

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

38 years, 2 months and 24 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. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. 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.

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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Little House on the Prairie", "Quincy, M.E.", "Only Fools and Horses" and "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Missile Command". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Cockleshell Bay", "The Smurfs" and "Danger Mouse".

Popular toys include the likes of "Dungeons & Dragons", "Lego Technic", "Atari 2600" 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 38 years, 2 months and 24 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 38 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.
  • This date: December 8th, 1982
  • December 11th, 1982: Swedish pop group ABBA make their final public appearance as a group.
  • December 18th, 1982: Ireland: It is revealed that former Minister for Justice Sean Doherty had authorized the illegal phone tapping of journalists. .
  • January 2nd, 1983: Michael Jackson releases the single "Billie Jean".

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

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.

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 December 8th, 1982?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 8th, 1982?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

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).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 8th, 1982.

  • 13,963 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,206,403,200 seconds have passed since the December 8th, 1982.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,407,470,400 times.
  • Since December 8th, 1982, earth has travelled approximately 622,504,051,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 201,067,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 103,750,675 steps. That's about 46,111 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,476,838 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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