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Michael Jackson released Thriller in December 1982. It became the best selling album of all time.
Port Stanley residents chat with Royal Marines as a team from 42 Commando help liberate the Falklands Islands capital. 1982 was dominated by the conflict with Argentina.
Blondie announced that the band was breaking up
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, with his wife Princess Diana, holds his newborn son Prince William as they leave St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, June 22, 1982.
The Who perform in Tempe, Ariz., Sunday, Nov. 1, 1982 on their farewell tour. From left, bass player John Entwistle, centre is lead singer Roger Daltrey, right is guitarist Peter Townshend. In background is drummer Kenney Jones.
Sir Richard Attenborough, the director of Gandhi, Ben Kingsley, who plays the Indian statesman and Sir John Mills, who plays the Viceroy. The film went on to win eight Oscars
The first mass production of compact discs was produced in Germany, and went on sale later in the year in Japan.