1982 Newspapers

Find out what happened on any date this year with an original 1982 newspaper from Historic Newspapers’ extensive archive, featuring over 4 million newspaper originals from America’s most well established newspaper outlets.

The 1980s was one of the most dynamic decades in history, for America and all over the world. The digital age had begun, and computers began to make their way into the home, changing how humanity worked, spent leisure time, and communicated. It was the decade that gave birth to contemporary society, where popular culture was completely reshaped by technology and mass media, and cultural norms were challenged as American society became more fascinated with diversity.

1982 Newspapers
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1982 Newspapers

1982 News Headlines

Original 1982 newspaper articles offer coverage of the most engrossing events of the year, from natural disasters, to tragic death, to new political leaders; all the highs and lows of the year are covered. Which 1982 headlines were particularly memorable or shocking?

It was during this year that the People’s Princess of England – Diana – gave birth to Prince William, Michael Jackson released “Thriller”, and the EPCOT Center opened to the public for the first time in Orlando, Florida.  An original 1982 newspaper is a fantastic way to reflect on this year in history, and will make an ideal gift for birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions.

January 11-17, 1982 
A brutal cold snap sends temperatures to all-time record lows in dozens of cities throughout the Midwestern United States.

January 17, 1982 
Cold Sunday sweeps over the northern United States.

February 27, 1982 
Wayne Williams is convicted of the murdering of two children and is sentenced to two consecutive life terms.

March 3, 1982
The Queen of England opens the Barbican Centre in London.

March 10, 1982 
The U.S. places an embargo on Libyan oil imports, alleging Libyan support for terrorist groups.

March 26, 1982 
A ground-breaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington D.C.

April 2, 1982
Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.

April 21, 1982 
Queen Beatrix becomes the first Dutch monarch to address the United States Congress.

May 1, 1982 
The first day of the 1982 World’s Fair occurs in Knoxville, Tennessee, with over 100,000 people attending. An address given by President Ronald Reagan kicks off the fair, and over 11 million people attend the fair during its 6-month run.

June 8, 1982 
President Ronald Reagan becomes the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament.

June 12, 1982 
A rally against nuclear weapons draws 750,000 to New York City’s Central Park. Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Linda Ronstadt attend. An international convocation at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine features prominent peace activists from around the world and afterward participants march on Fifth Avenue to Central Park for the rally.

June 21, 1982
Prince William of England is born at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, West London.

July 9, 1982
Intruder Michael Fagan breaks into Buckingham Palace and enters the Queen of England’s bedroom, evading both security guards and electronic alarms.

July 11, 1982
Italy beats West Germany 3-1 to win the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.

October 1, 1982
Sony launches CDP-101, the first consumer compact disc player model.

October 1, 1982 
In Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney World opens the second largest theme park, EPCOT Center, to the public for the first time.

October 11, 1982
The Mary Rose, flagship of Henry VIII that sank in 1545, is raised.

October 13, 1982
The Ford Sierra is launched in Europe, replacing the Ford Cortina.

November 30, 1982
Michael Jackson releases “Thriller”, the biggest-selling album of all time.

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