How Much Do You Know About 1982?

1982 is a year ripe with history and culture. Do you think you remember all of the events and cultural fads worth remembering from this year? Let's find out!
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Who was the Time man of the year in 1982?
Ronald Reagan
The computer
Michael Jackson
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In what country was the first ever CD player sold in?
Japan
The United States
China
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Which comedian died of a drug overdose at age 33 in 1982?
John Candy
John Belushi
Gilda Radnor
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Which feature film won the Academy Award for best picture in 1982?
Chariots of Fire
Home Alone
Kramer V. Kramer
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What's was rated as the most popular show of 1982?
ALF
Happy Days
60 Minutes
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Which royal son was born to Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1982?
William
Harry
Neither were born this year
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According to Billboard, what was the most popular song of the year in 1982?
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Physical by Olivia Newton John
I Ran by Flock of Seagulls
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What was the average yearly income in 1982?
$21,050.00
$33,100.00
$25,500.00
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How much would a gallon of gas have set you back in 1992?
$1.10
.91 cents
$.87 cents
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The first issue of which newspaper was circulated in 1982?
The Washington Post
USA Today
The Huffington Post
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True or false: In 1982, the International Whaling Commission decided to end commercial whaling.
True
False
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Which channel debuted for the first time in 1982?
The Weather Channel
The Discovery Channel
The Learning Channel
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you're a bit 1982 forgetful! While you may know a few of the events that made 1982 the year that it was, you're far from an expert just yet. Fret not, trying is most certainly half the battle.

C+, 1982 Forgetful

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Based on the results of this quiz you are a true 1982 ace! It's clear that this year in time holds a special place in your heart. Not only did you remember most of the historical events of this year, but we get the feeling this isn't the only year from the 80s that you remember!

B+, 1982 Ace

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1982 extraordinary! Not only do you know the year 1982 better than most, we'd go so far as to call you an expert. In fact, we believe this year must hold a truly special place in your heart.

A+, 1982 Extraordinary

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1
Who was the Time man of the year in 1982?
Ronald Reagan
The computer
Michael Jackson
2
In what country was the first ever CD player sold in?
Japan
The United States
China
3
Which comedian died of a drug overdose at age 33 in 1982?
John Candy
John Belushi
Gilda Radnor
4
Which feature film won the Academy Award for best picture in 1982?
Chariots of Fire
Home Alone
Kramer V. Kramer
5
What's was rated as the most popular show of 1982?
ALF
Happy Days
60 Minutes
6
Which royal son was born to Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1982?
William
Harry
Neither were born this year
7
According to Billboard, what was the most popular song of the year in 1982?
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Physical by Olivia Newton John
I Ran by Flock of Seagulls
8
What was the average yearly income in 1982?
$21,050.00
$33,100.00
$25,500.00
9
How much would a gallon of gas have set you back in 1992?
$1.10
.91 cents
$.87 cents
10
The first issue of which newspaper was circulated in 1982?
The Washington Post
USA Today
The Huffington Post
11
True or false: In 1982, the International Whaling Commission decided to end commercial whaling.
True
False
12
Which channel debuted for the first time in 1982?
The Weather Channel
The Discovery Channel
The Learning Channel