Millennium: 2nd millennium
19th century - 20th century -
1950s 1960s 1970s - 1980s - 1990s
1979 1980 1981 - 1982 - 1983
1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year
starting on Friday (link displays the 1982
Events of 1982
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January 1 ITV companies Central
Independent Television, Television South
and Television South West start
broadcasting, replacing ATV, Southern
Television and Westward Television
January 6 William Bonin is convicted of
being the Freeway Killer.
January 8 AT&T agrees to divest itself
into 22 subdivisions.
January 10 The lowest ever United
Kingdom temperature of -27.2C is
recorded at Braemar, in Aberdeenshire.
This equals the record set in the same
place in 1895 (the record is equalled again
at Altnaharra in 1995).
January 11 Mark Thatcher, son of British
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher,
disappears in the Sahara during the Paris-
Dakar Rally. He is rescued January 14.
January 1117 A brutal cold snap sends
temperatures to all-time record lows in
dozens of cities throughout the
Midwestern United States.
January 13 Shortly after takeoff, Air
Florida Flight 90 crashes into Washington,
D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the
Potomac River, killing 78. On the same
day, a Washington Metro train derails to
the north, killing 3 (the system's first,
worst, and so far only fatal accident).
January 17 Cold Sunday sweeps over the
northern United States.
January 26 Mauno Koivisto is elected
President of Finland.
January 26 Unemployment in the United
Kingdom increases by 129,918 to
3,070,621, a post-war record.
January 27 The Garret Fitzgerald
government of the Republic of Ireland is
defeated 82-81 on its budget; Fitzgerald
announces his resignation.
January 28 U.S. Brigadier General James
L. Dozier is rescued by Italian
anti-terrorism forces after 42 days of