1982

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Events

  • February 28 - End of the Muslim Brotherhood's insurgency in Syria.
  • March 23 - Efraín Ríos Montt becomes President of Guatemala after seizing power in a military coup.
  • April 2 to June 14 - The Falklands War is fought.
  • April 7 - The British National Party is founded by John Tyndall.
  • April 26 to 27 - Woo Bum Kon perpetrates the Uiryeong Massacre when he kills 56 people and wounds 35 others in several villages before committing suicide in Uiryeong County, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
  • May 2 - The Revolutionary Government Junta of El Salvador is dissolved.
  • June 18 - Leopoldo Galtieri is removed as President of Argentina.
  • August 20 - Carl Robert Brown goes on a shooting rampage in a welding shop located in Miami, Florida, killing 8 people. He was later shot and killed by police officers while attempting to flee the scene of the attack.
  • September 16 to 18 - The Sabra and Shatila massacre occurs in West Beirut, Lebanon, carried out by pro-Israel militias. Between 460 and 3,500 civilians are killed. Defense Minister Ariel Sharon takes personal responsibility for the massacre.
  • November 7 - Kenan Evren is elected President of Turkey, restoring democratic elections after 2 years of military rule.
  • November 12 - Yuri Andropov, former chairman of the KGB, is named the new General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union after the death of Leonid Brezhnev.

Births

Villain births

Victim births

  • March 3 - Corey DePooter
  • May 5 - Kyle Velasquez
  • September 1 - John Tomlin
  • November 22 - Winter Hodges

Deaths

Villain deaths

Victim deaths

  • April 3 - Stephanie Roper
  • July 17 - Krista Harrison