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1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1982nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 982nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 82nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1980s decade.

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  1. Pete

    Released Today June 11, 1982: REO Speedwagon's 10th Album “Good Trouble”

    On this day, June 11, 1982, REO Speedwagon released their tenth album, “Good Trouble.” The album reached number 7 on the Billboard charts and sold over 2 million copies in the US.
  2. Pete

    On This Day: June 11, 1982 - Grease 2 Premiered in Theaters

    On this day, June 11, 1982, “Grease 2” premiered in theaters, starring Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer. Did you know? Maxwell Caulfield was touted as the next Richard Gere or John Travolta, but after “Grease 2,” his career took a hit and he struggled to find roles.
  3. Pete

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Premiered in Theaters on June 11, 1982

    "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," starring Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas, C. Thomas Howell, and Drew Barrymore, premiered in theaters on June 11, 1982. This film became the highest-grossing movie of the 80s.
  4. Pete

    80s Metal Saturdays 05/08/2024: Spotlight on "Blackout" by Scorpions

    Welcome to another electrifying edition of 80s Metal Saturdays! Today, we're diving into the iconic album "Blackout" by the legendary German rock band Scorpions. Released on March 29, 1982, "Blackout" is often hailed as one of the Scorpions' finest works and a quintessential album of the 80s...
  5. Pete

    Released Today June 7, 1982: Chicago's 13th Album “Chicago 16”

    On this day, June 7, 1982, Chicago released their thirteenth album, “Chicago 16.” The album reached number 9 on the Billboard charts and features the hit song “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.”
  6. Pete

    On This day June 4, 1982: “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” Premiered in Theaters

    On this day, June 4, 1982, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” directed by Nicholas Meyer and starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, premiered in theaters. With a budget of $12 million, the film grossed $97 million worldwide, including $78 million domestically, making it the sixth...
  7. Pete

    June 4, 1982: “Poltergeist” Premiered in Theaters

    On this day, June 4, 1982, “Poltergeist” premiered in theaters. The film stars JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke, and Beatrice Straight. It became the 8th highest-grossing movie of 1982.
  8. Pete

    May 31, 1982: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor was Released Today

    On this day, May 31, 1982, “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor was released. It became the number one song in America from July 24 to September 3. The song also reached number one in the UK, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Australia, South Africa, and Japan. “Eye of the Tiger” served as the theme...
  9. Pete

    Released Today May 29, 1982: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

    On this day, May 29, 1982, “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor was released. It became the number one song in America from July 24 to September 3 and also topped the charts in the UK, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Australia, South Africa, and Japan. The song gained widespread popularity from its...
  10. Pete

    May 28, 1982: “Rocky III” Premiered in Theaters

    On this day, May 28, 1982, “Rocky III” premiered in theaters. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Mr. T, it became the 4th highest-grossing movie of 1982.
  11. Pete

    May 27, 1982: Final Episode of “Mork & Mindy” Aired

    On this day, May 27, 1982, the final episode of “Mork & Mindy” was broadcast. The show ran for four seasons, totaling 91 episodes, and starred Robin Williams and Pam Dawber.
  12. Pete

    Released Today May 24, 1982: Blondie's 'The Hunter'

    On this day May 24, 1982, "The Hunter," the sixth album by Blondie, made its debut. It reached #33 on the Billboard charts and climbed to #9 in the UK.
  13. Pete

    On This Day May 21, 1982: Queen's 'Hot Space' Album Release

    On this day May 21, 1982, the album "Hot Space" by Queen was launched, marking their 10th studio release. While it reached #22 on the Billboard Charts, it achieved the coveted #1 position in Austria and the Netherlands.
  14. Pete

    May 20, 1982: Farewell to Barney Miller: A Look Back at Eight Seasons

    On this day May 20th, 1982, the last episode of Barney Miller aired, marking the end of its eight-season run, which comprised 170 episodes. This beloved show received accolades, including an Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Drama in 1982, and garnered a total of seven nominations during its tenure.
  15. Pete

    On This Day May 16, 1982: Chicago's 'Hard to Say I'm Sorry' was Unleashed

    On this day May 16, 1982, "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago was released. It claimed the #1 spot on the charts from September 11 to 24. Additionally, it reached #1 in Canada, Ireland, and Switzerland.
  16. Pete

    May 15, 1982: 'Ebony and Ivory' by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder Hits #1 in America and Beyond

    On this day May 15, 1982, "Ebony and Ivory" by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder topped the charts as the #1 song in America, maintaining its position from May 15 to July 2. Additionally, it reached #1 in the UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Israel, and Japan.
  17. Pete

    Today May 14, 1982: Conan the Barbarian Roars onto the Big Screen

    On this day May 14, 1982, "Conan the Barbarian" hit theaters, directed by John Milius and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones. The film had a budget of $16 million and grossed $79 million at the box office.
  18. Pete

    Rick James' 'Throwin’ Down' Makes Waves on May 13, 1982

    On this day May 13, 1982, Rick James released his sixth album, "Throwin’ Down." It reached #13 on the Billboard Charts and climbed to #2 in the R&B category.
  19. Pete

    The Final Episode of The Incredible Hulk Aired today May 12, 1982

    On this day May 12, 1982, the final episode of "The Incredible Hulk" aired. The series, which ran for 5 seasons and included 80 episodes along with 5 TV movies, was broadcast on CBS and starred Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno.
  20. Pete

    On This Day May 10 1982, Rio by Duran Duran was Released

    On this day May 10 1983, Duran Duran released their second album, "Rio." While it reached #6 on the Billboard charts, it soared to #1 in Canada. The album's popularity was evident with over 2 million copies sold in the US alone.
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