1982 (9 Fire Year / 6 Metal 9-Year Cycle / 9 Fire 81-Year Cycle)

February 5- London-based Laker Airways collapses, leaving 6,000 stranded passengers and debts of $270 million.
[notable observation]

March 19- Argentines land on South Georgia Island, sparking the Falklands War.
[expansive / explosive]

March 29- Chariots of Fire wins Best Picture in the 54th Academy Awards.
[entertainment / communications / advertising]

April 25- Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai peninsula per the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty.
[fortunate outcomes]

May 2- The Weather Channel airs on cable television for the first time.
[notable observation]

May 5- Unabomber detonates bomb in the computer science department at Vanderbilt University.
[expansive / explosive]

June 5- The first Rubik's Cube World Championships is held in Budapest, Hungary.
[entertainment / communications / advertising]

July 2- "Lawn Chair Larry" flies 16,000 feet above Long Beach, California in a lawn chair with weather balloons attached.
[entertainment / communications / advertising]

September 21- The first International Day of Peace (United Nations).
[notable observation]

October 1- Walt Disney World opens Epcot.
[entertainment / communications / advertising]

October 1- Sony releases the first consumer CD player.
[entertainment / communications / advertising]
[expansive]

November 3- A gasoline tanker explodes in the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan, killing at least 2,000 people.
[expansive / explosive]

November 3- The Dow Jones Industrial Average 4.25% to reach its first all-time high in more than 9 years.
[expansive]
[famous / newsworthy / record breaking]

November 30- Michael Jackson releases Thriller, the biggest selling album of all time.
[entertainment / communications / advertising]

December 2- Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart. (Fire is associated with the heart meridian).