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  • Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California, United States
    Friday Mar 5, 1982

    Robin Williams

    Wake up call

    Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California, United States
    Friday Mar 5, 1982

    He was a casual friend of John Belushi, and the Saturday Night Live comic's death in 1982 from a drug overdose, which happened the morning after the two had partied together, along with the birth of his own son Zak, prompted him to quit drugs and alcohol: "Was it a wake-up call? Oh yeah, on a huge level. The grand jury helped, too." Williams later said of Belushi's death, "It sobered the shit out of me." Williams turned to exercise and cycling to help alleviate his depression shortly after Belushi's death; according to bicycle shop owner Tony Tom, Williams said, "cycling saved my life."




  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 1, 1982

    Computer

    The Grid Compass

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 1, 1982

    The first mobile computers were heavy and ran from mains power. The first laptops, such as the Grid Compass, removed this requirement by incorporating batteries – and with the continued miniaturization of computing resources and advancements in portable battery life.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 3, 1982

    Falklands War

    The United Kingdom's United Nations ambassador Sir Anthony Parsons put a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 3, 1982

    On the evening of 3 April, the United Kingdom's United Nations ambassador Sir Anthony Parsons put a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council.




  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 23, 1982

    Robin Williams

    Leading Character

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 23, 1982

    He stars as the leading character in The World According to Garp (1982), which Williams considered "may have lacked a certain madness onscreen, but it had a great core".




  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 30, 1982

    Jimmy Hoffa

    Legally Dead

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 30, 1982

    Hoffa was declared legally dead on July 30, 1982.




  • Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 8, 1982

    Chumlee

    Birth

    Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 8, 1982

    Russell was born on September 8, 1982 in Henderson, Nevada.




  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 25, 1982

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Wilkes-Barre Shootings

    Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 25, 1982

    The 1982 Wilkes-Barre Shootings was a spree killing in the United States carried out by George Emil Banks. A former Camp Hill prison guard, Banks shot 13 people to death on September 25, 1982 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and Jenkins Township, including seven children – five being his own – their mothers, some of their relatives, and one bystander. His attorneys argued for the insanity defense, but, following a trial before jurors from Allegheny County and presided over by Luzerne County Common Pleas judge Patrick J. Toole Jr., Banks was convicted of 12 counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to death.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 3, 1982

    Jackie Chan

    1st Child Born

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 3, 1982

    In 1982, Chan married Joan Lin, a Taiwanese actress. Their son, singer and actor Jaycee Chan was born the day after they got married.


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