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1982 was 33 years ago.

Movies released in theaters this year

North America

  • Conan the Barbarian (May 9, 1982)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (June 11, 1982)
  • The Secret of NIMH (July 2, 1982)
  • Tron (July 9, 1982)
  • Tex (July 30, 1982)

Japan

  • Dragonslayer (June 19, 1982)
  • Xanadu (July 10, 1982)
  • Tex (August 14, 1982)
  • Tron (September 18, 1982)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (October 2, 1982)

Latin America

  • Tron (July 22, 1982)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (December 9, 1982)
  • The Secret of NIMH (December 9, 1982)

Brazil

  • Tron (August 12, 1982)
  • The Secret of NIMH (September 17, 1982)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (December 25, 1982)

UK

  • Tron (October 21, 1982)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (December 9, 1982)

France

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (December 1, 1982)
  • The Secret of NIMH (December 8, 1982)
  • Tron (December 15, 1982)

Australia

  • The Fox and the Hound (November 17, 1982)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (November 26, 1982)
  • Tron (December 3, 1982)

South Korea

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (February 27, 1982)

Hong Kong

Thailand

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (June 25, 1982)

Movies re-issued in theaters this year

North America

  • Robin Hood (March 26, 1982)
  • Fantasia (April 2, 1982)
  • Bambi (June 4, 1982)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (July 16, 1982)
  • Star Wars IV: A New Hope (August 13, 1982)
  • Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (November 19, 1982)
  • Peter Pan (December 17, 1982)

Japan

France

Australia

  • Star Wars IV: A New Hope (April 29, 1982)
  • Cinderella (August 26, 1982)
  • Fantasia (December 9, 1982)

Movies aired on television this year

ABC

CBS

  • The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (September 25 and October 2, 1982)*
  • A Disney Christmas Gift (December 4, 1982)
  • Mary Poppins (November 25, 1982)
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (December 11, 1982)
  • The Wizard of Oz (March 27, 1982)

(*) This film was re-edited for viewing in two parts.

Programs debuted on television this year

NBC

  • Family Ties (September 22, 1982)
  • Cheers (September 30, 1982)

Programs airing new seasons this year

ABC

  • Family Feud (1976-1985)

CBS

  • M*A*S*H (Season 11) (October 25, 1982–February 28, 1983)
  • The Price is Right (Season 11)
  • Walt Disney (1981-1983)

NBC

  • Wheel of Fortune (1975-1991)

PBS

  • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Sesame Street (Season 14) (November 22, 1982–May 20, 1983)

Programs broadcasted in reruns this year

PBS

  • 3-2-1 Contact
  • The Electric Company (1975-1977)
  • Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (1969-1975)

VHS releases this year

  • Clash of the Titans
  • Condorman*
  • Fun and Fancy Free (November 1982)
  • Grease
  • Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
  • Herbie Goes Bananas
  • The Parent Trap (1961) (November 1982)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Snowball Express*
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (May 27, 1982 on rental; September 1, 1982 on sale)
  • Swiss Family Robinson (November 1982)
  • The Three Caballeros (November 1982)
  • A Walt Disney Christmas (December 1982)

(*) These Disney movies were last re-released on VHS in 1993, still without closed captions and with only monaural audio. Many online stores, however, claim the release date as March 18, 1997.

VHS re-releases this year

  • Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

Logos introduced this year

  • CBS/Fox Video - "Stacking Lines" (November 1982)
  • Columbia Pictures Television - "80s Torch Lady"*
  • MGM/UA Home Video - "The Static Leo Moving" (August 1982)
  • Paramount Video - "Growing Mountain"**
  • RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video (December 1982)
  • RCA/Columbia Pictures International Video

(*) Columbia Pictures Television was a unit of the Coca-Cola Company since then. (**) The logo does not appear on VHS tapes containing feature-length films from Paramount Pictures.

Logos ended this year

  • Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment - "The Sunburst" (November 1982)
  • Columbia Pictures Television - "The Sunburst"
  • Magnetic Video Corporation
  • MGM/CBS Home Video - "The Metallic Logo"
  • Paramount Home Video - "Mountain Silhouette"

Books released this year

  • The Wizard of Oz (Michael Hague adaptation) (September 15, 1982)
  • Hunches in Bunches (October 12, 1982)

Software released this year

  • MS-DOS 1.1 (May 1982)

Software no longer supported this year

  • 86-DOS

Vehicles introduced this year

  • 1982 Chevrolet Camaro/Pontiac Firebird (January 1982)
  • 1982 Chevrolet S-10/GMC Sonoma
  • 1982 Chrysler Fifth Avenue
  • 1983 Dodge 600
  • 1983 Ford Ranger (January 18, 1982)
  • 1983 Mercedes-Benz 190-Class (November 1982)
  • 1982 Mitsubishi Montero (May 1982)
  • 1982 Nissan Sentra (May 1982)
  • 1982 Pontiac 6000
  • 1982 Porsche 944
  • 1983 Volvo 760

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