Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century
Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s - 1980s - 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s
Years: 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 - 1982 - 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Art, Culture & Fashion
- 1982 in film
- 1982 in literature
- 1982 in music
- 1982 in sports
- January 24 - Super Bowl XVI San Francisco 49ers (26) def. Cincinnati Bengals (21)
- Commonwealth Games held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Italy wins Football World Cup in Spain
- May 30 - Baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr plays the first of 2,632 consecutive games. His streak would finish September 20, 2000.
- June 11 - After a racially filled build up, the WBC world Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, a Black, defeats challenger Gerry Cooney, a White, by a knockout in round 13 at Las Vegas to retain the world championship.
- November 12 - The Battle of The Champions, Aaron Pryor defeats Alexis Arguello in boxing contest at the Orange Bowl[?].
- November 13 - Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim in a Lightweight championship bout that forever changes the landscape of boxing.
- December 3 - Carnival of Champions, Wilfredo Gomez defeats Lupe Pintor in grueling 14 round bout to retain his world Jr Featherweight title and Thomas Hearns beats Wilfredo Benitez in 15 rounds in historic New Orleans boxing card.
- 1982 in television
- January 30 - Lightning Hopkins[?], blues musician
- February 5 - Neil Aggett[?], South African worker's union leader, (suicide)
- February 11 - Eleanor Powell[?], tap dancer/wife of Glenn Ford[?]
- February 11 - Takashi Shimura[?], Japanese actor
- February 12 - Victor Jory[?], actor
- February 17 - Thelonious Monk, jazz pianist
- February 17 - Lee Strasberg[?], acting teacher, actor
- March 2 - Philip K. Dick, science fiction author
- March 5 - John Belushi, actor
- March 6 - Ayn Rand, author
- March 19 - Randy Rhoads, guitarist
- April 5 - Abe Fortas
- May 29 - Romy Schneider, actress (cardiac arrest)
- June 8 - Satchel Paige, baseball player
- August 12 - Salvador Sanchez, world champion boxer
- October 4 - Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist
- November 10 - Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union
- November 15 - Vinoba Bhave
- December 9 - Leon Jaworski[?], Watergate special prosecutor