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1982 Historical Events

Gas Price:
$1.28/gallon

U.S. Energy Information Administration

40th President:
Ronald Reagan

Served from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989 (8 years)
World Series Winner:
Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)

Defeated the New York Yankees (AL) with a record of 4-2
Super Bowl XVI Winner:
San Francisco 49ers

Defeated the Cincinnati Bengals with a score of 26-21
The first 24-hour video music channel MTV is launched
(Aug. 1, 1981)

Entertainment

For 1982 movies, ET: The Extra-Terrestrial came out on top. It grossed over $435,110,554 to make it the most popular movie of 1982. Among 1982 TV shows, Dallas was the most popular for the year.

 

Top Movies from 1982

  • An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Tootsie
  • Star Trek
  • Poltergeist
  • The Best Little Whore house in Texas
  • Annie
  • The Verdict
  • Gandhi
 

Top Songs from 1982

  • Physical, Olivia Newton-John
  • Eye Of The Tiger, Survivor
  • I Love Rock N' Roll, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
  • Ebony And Ivory, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
  • Centerfold, J. Geils Band
  • Don't You Want M, Human League
  • Jack And Diane, John Cougar
  • Hurts So Good, John Cougar

Billboard Top Songs from 1982

All of the 1982 hits below topped the 1982 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1982 top songs?

RankArtistSong
1.Olivia Newton-JohnPhysical
2.SurvivorEye Of The Tiger
3.Joan Jett and The BlackheartsI Love Rock N' Roll
4.Paul McCartney and Stevie WonderEbony And Ivory
5.J. Geils BandCenterfold
6.Human LeagueDon't You Want Me
7.John CougarJack And Diane
8.John CougarHurts So Good
9.Steve Miller BandAbracadabra
10.ChicagoHard To Say I'm Sorry
11.Soft CellTainted Love
12.VangelisChariots Of Fire
13.QuarterflashHarden My Heart
14.TotoRosanna
15.Daryl Hall and John OatesI Can't Go For That
16.Tommy Tutone867-5309 (Jenny)
17.Bertie HigginsKey Largo
18.Melissa ManchesterYou Should Hear How She Talks About You
19.ForeignerWaiting For A Girl Like You
20.Rick SpringfieldDon't Talk To Strangers
21.Juice NewtonThe Sweetest Thing
22.Willie NelsonAlways On My Mind
23.CarsShake It Up
24.Dazz BandLet It Whip
25.Go-Go'sWe Got The Beat
26.Ray Parker Jr.The Other Woman
27.George BensonTurn Your Love Around
28.Air SupplySweet Dreams
29.MotelsOnly The Lonely
30.Men At WorkWho Can It Be Now?
31.Fleetwood MacHold Me
32.Alan Parsons ProjectEye In The Sky
33.Earth, Wind and FireLet's Groove
34.JourneyOpen Arms
35.Dan FogelbergLeader Of The Band
36.Stevie Nicks and Don HenleyLeather And Lace
37.Air SupplyEven The Nights Are Better
38.CharleneI've Never Been To Me
39.Paul Davis'65 Love Affair
40.AsiaHeat Of The Moment
41.Little River BandTake It Easy On Me
42.Buckner and GarciaPac-Man Fever
43.Stevie WonderThat Girl
44.Daryl Hall and John OatesPrivate Eyes
45.Lindsey BuckinghamTrouble
46.Roberta FlackMaking Love
47.Juice NewtonLove's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me
48.Rod StewartYoung Turks
49.J. Geils BandFreeze-Frame
50.REO SpeedwagonKeep The Fire Burnin'
51.Huey Lewis and The NewsDo You Believe In Love
52.Paul DavisCool Night
53.38 SpecialCaught Up In You
54.Diana RossWhy Do Fools Fall In Love?
55.AlabamaLove In The First Degree
56.Royal Philharmonic OrchestraHooked On Classics
57.Crosby, Stills and NashWasted On The Way
58.Eddie MoneyThink I'm In Love
59.Donna SummerLove Is In Control
60.Karla BonoffPersonally
61.Quincy JonesOwe Hundred Ways
62.Elton JohnBlue Eyes
63.Go-Go'sOur Lips Are Sealed
64.Sheena EastonYou Could Have Been Wih Me
65.AmericaYou Can Do Magic
66.Daryl Hall and John OatesDid It In A Minute
67.A Flock Of SeagullsI Ran
68.Jackson BrowneSomebody's Baby
69.CommodoresOh No
70.Paul McCartneyTake It Away
71.Deneice WilliamsIt's Gonna Take A Miracle
72.Kenny RogersLove Will Turn You Around
73.JourneyDon't Stop Bellevin'
74.Barbra StreisandComin' In And Out Of Your Life
75.Laura BraniganGloria
76.Elton JohnEmpty Garden
77.Neil DiamondYesterday's Songs
78.Joan Jett and The BlackheartsCrimson And Clover
79.PoliceEvery Little Thing She Does Is Magic
80.Air SupplyHere I Am
81.Michael McDonaldI Keep Forgettin'
82.Kool and The GangGet Down On It
83.Ronnie MilsapAny Day Now
84.Olivia Newton-JohnMake A Move On Me
85.Kool and The GangTake My Heart
86.Diana RossMirror Mirror
87.Go-Go'sVacation
88.Van Halen(Oh) Pretty Woman
89.Pointer SistersShould I Do It
90.Billy IdolHot In The City
91.Kim WildeKids In America
92.Little River BandMan On Your Mind
93.Michael MurphyWhat's Forever For
94.Rolling StonesWaiting On A Friend
95.Stevie WonderDo I Do
96.LoverboyWorking For The Weekend
97.Greg GuidryGoin' Down
98.Christopher CrossArthur's Theme
99.Kenny RogersThrough The Years
100.Stevie NicksEdge Of Seventeen

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1982

Girls

  1. Lisa
  2. Mary
  3. Susan
  4. Karen
  5. Patricia

Guys

  1. Michael
  2. John
  3. David
  4. James
  5. Robert

Class of 1982 Yearbook

Class of 1982 Reunion

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Class of 1982: If are part of the 1982 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit Classmates.com® to find old friends from the class of 1982 and reconnect with fellow class of '82 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1982 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1982, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1982, try the Class of 1981 or the Class of 1983.