World Events of 1982
- The 5th Arab/Israeli war is fought.
- Falklands war is fought between the UK and Argentina.
British soldiers in Falklands
- Hundreds of people in Palestinian refugee camps in West Beirut, are killed by Lebanese Christian Phalangists.
- Leonid Brezhnev, Leader of the Soviet Union, dies at the age of 75. Yuri V. Andropov takes over.
Yuri V. Andropov
- Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.
- First consumer compact disc players hit the market.
Sony CDP-101 compact disc player
- Commodore 64 is released. Over 20 million Commodore 64's will be sold by 1994.
- The drilling rig "Ocean Ranger" sinks during a storm killing 84.
- Scott Fahlman posts the first recorded instance of the emoticon :-) to an online bulletin board.
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