1982 in the United States

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Events from the year 1982 in the United States.

Incumbents

Federal Government

Events

January

February

March

April

May

  • May 1 – A crowd of over 100,000 attends the first day of the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. The fair is kicked off with an address by President Ronald Reagan. Over 11 million people attend the fair during its 6-month run.
  • May 30 – Indianapolis 500: In what Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Donald Davidson and Speedway public address announcer Tom Carnegie later call the greatest moment in the track's history, 1973 winner Gordon Johncock wins his second race over 1979 winner Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds, the closest finish to that date, after Mears draws alongside Johncock with a lap remaining, after erasing a seemingly insurmountable advantage of more than 11 seconds in the final 10 laps.

June

July

August

September

  • September 3 – Speaker O'Neill and President Reagan settle in one of the most unforgettable deals in the US History (Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act) which would cut the ratio of spendings of three to one and add more taxes.
  • September 5 – Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch is kidnapped.
  • September 29 – October 1 – The 1982 Chicago Tylenol murders occur when 7 people in the Chicago area die after ingesting capsules laced with potassium cyanide.

October

October 1: EPCOT Center opens

November

November 13: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated

December

Undated

Ongoing

Births

Deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ UPI staff (October 20, 1982). "DeLorean held in jail". The Bulletin – Bend, Deschutes County, Oregon. 

External links

  • Media related to 1982 in the United States at Wikimedia Commons
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