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The following events occurred in 1982.


Paper money

Denomination Notes
$1-F (1982)
$1
The Series 1981 $1 bills became more common in 1982. Until then, there were more Series 1977A bills than 1981s.
$2-B (1976)
$2
As of January 1, 1982, all $2 bills in circulation remained up to Series 1976.
$5-L (1982)
$5

The Series 1981 $5 bills became more common in 1982. Until then, there were more Series 1977A bills than 1981s.

$10-E (1981)
$10

Until April or May 1982, every $10 bill in circulation remained a Series 1977A, as the Series 1981 bills were just released by that time.

$20-F (1981)
$20

The Series 1981 $20 bills remained uncommon in 1982, as there were still more Series 1977 bills than 1981s back then.

$50-H (1981)
$50

Until around March 1982, every $50 bill in circulation remained a Series 1977 or older, as the Series 1981 bills were just released by that time.

$100-A (1981)
$100

Until around April or May 1982, every $100 bill in circulation remained a Series 1977 or older, as the Series 1981 bills were just released by that time.

Carryovers

Logos

Movie industry
Buena Vista Distribution (1966)
Buena Vista Distribution
Paramount (1975)
Paramount Pictures
Universal (1971)
Universal Pictures
Columbia Pictures (1981)
Columbia Pictures
20th Century Fox (1981)
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Warner Bros. (1973)
Warner Bros. Pictures
Terrestrial elevision networks
NBC 1979 logo
NBC
Cbs-logo
CBS
American Broadcasting Company Logo
ABC
PBS (1971)
PBS
WPIX 1982
WPIX (New York City)
Cable television networks
HBO logo
HBO
Cinemax 1980
Cinemax
Television production companies
Walt Disney 1981
Walt Disney Television
Paramount Television (1975)
Paramount Television
Universal Television (1975)
Universal Television
Columbia Pictures Television (1976)
Columbia Pictures Television
20th Television Fox (1981)
20th Century Fox Television
Warner Bros. Television (1972)
Warner Bros. Television
WGBH (1978)
WGBH
Home video industry
Walt Disney Home Entertainment (1978)
Walt Disney Home Video
Paramount Home Video (1979)
Paramount Home Video
MCA Videocassette (1981)
MCA Videocassette Inc.
Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment (1979)
Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment
Magnetic Video Corporation (1977)
Magnetic Video Corporation
Warner Home Video (1981)
Warner Home Video
CIC Video (1981)
CIC Video
MGM-CBS Home Video (1981)
MGM/CBS Home Video

Movies

Box office totals
1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope $307,263,857
2 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back $209,398,025
3 The Aristocats $18,000,000
Disney movies on VHS
Marypoppins 1980
Mary Poppins
Bedknobsandbroomsticks 1980vhs
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Petesdragon 1980
Pete's Dragon
Winniethepooh 1981
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Non-Disney movies on VHS
Wizardofoz 1980vhs
The Wizard of Oz

Video Games

Second-generation arcade games
Donkeykong title
Donkey Kong

Books

Dr. Seuss Advanced Books
Some notable books include:
  • And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (his first one)
  • Horton Hatches the Egg
  • Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
  • If I Ran the Zoo
  • Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
  • Scrambled Eggs Super!
  • Horton Hears a Who!
  • If I Ran the Circus
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories
  • Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
  • The Lorax
  • Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
Dr. Seuss Beginner Books
Some notable books include:
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Ten Apples Up On Top!
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC
  • Hop on Pop
  • Fox in Socks
  • The Foot Book
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
  • Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!
  • In a People House
  • The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
  • There's a Wocket in My Pocket!
  • Great Day for Up!
  • Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
  • I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!
  • Oh Say Can You Say?

On TV

Broadcast date and time Network Program title
January 11 CBS Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown
February 10 CBS She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown
February 22 CBS It's Magic, Charlie Brown
March 22 CBS It's Magic, Charlie Brown
March 27 CBS The Wizard of Oz
May 20 ABC The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat (NEW!)
October 25 CBS It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
December 6 CBS A Charlie Brown Christmas

What's new for 1982

Month unknown
Columbia Pictures Television (1982) RCA Columbia Pictures Home Video (1982)
Columbia Pictures Television becomes a unit of the Coca-Cola Company
Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment renamed to RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video
Paramount Video (1982)
Paramount Home Video renamed to just Paramount Video
CBS-FOX Video (1982)
Magnetic Video Corporation rebranded to CBS/FOX Video
MGM-UA Home Video (1982)
MGM/CBS Home Video renamed to MGM/UA Home Video
May
DOS 1.1
IBM PC DOS 1.1
July
Donkeykongjr title
Donkey Kong Jr.
Dumbo 1981vhs
Dumbo released for sale
September
Starwars 1982vhs
Star Wars
November
Aliceinwonderland 1981
Alice in Wonderland
Funandfancyfree 1982vhs
Fun and Fancy Free
Thethreecaballeros 1982
The Three Caballeros

Totals

As of December 31, 1982:
Total movies released in theaters (out of 100) 4
Total movies released on VHS (out of 38) 2
Total Disney animated features released on VHS (out of 24) 5
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