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World EventsEdit

  • Commodore International launches the Commodore 64 8-bit home computer which becomes the world's all-time best selling personal computer.
  • 2 April, Argentina invades the Falkand Islands.
  • 2 May, Royal Navy nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano killing 323 sailors.
  • 8 May, French-Canadian racing driver Gilles Villeneuve killed during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.
  • 14 June, Argentina surrenders and The Falklands War ends.
  • 11 July, Italy defeat West Germany 3-1 in the FIFA World Cup Final played at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium, becoming World Champions for the third time.
  • 2 November, Channel 4 begins broadcasting at 4:45pm. The first programme is the game show, 'Countdown'. Later that same evening, the first episode of 'Brookside' is aired.

Events In RockEdit

  • Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a live bat thrown at him during a show in Des Moines, Iowa. He thought it was rubber.
  • The first Prince's Trust charity concert is held at the NEC in Birmingham. Status Quo becomes the first rock band to play to British Royalty.
  • Randy Rhoads is killed when the plane in which he is riding buzzes Ozzy's tour bus and crashes into a house.
  • Four streets in Liverpool are named after each of The Beatles.
  • The first edition of The Tube is broadcast on Channel 4.
  • Paul Weller disbands the Jam.
  • On 4 February, a day shy of what would have been his 47th birthday, Alex Harvey (Sensational Alex Harvey Band) dies following a second heart attack in an ambulance taking him to hospital in Zeebrugge, Belgium, where he had been performing with his new band, the Electric Cowboys.
  • Jimmy Page provides the soundtrack to Michael Winner's crime thriller sequel 'Death Wish II' which sees Charles Bronson reprise the role of vigilante Paul Kersey opposite his real-life wife, Jill Ireland.

Major Rock ReleasesEdit

List Of FRS DatesEdit

  • No FRS on Christmas Eve (Elton John live concert) or New Year's Eve (Adrian Juste's Disco Show).

January

February

March

April

01 Jan 1982
08 Jan 1982
15 Jan 1982
22 Jan 1982
29 Jan 1982
05 Feb 1982
12 Feb 1982
19 Feb 1982
26 Feb 1982
05 Mar 1982
12 Mar 1982
19 Mar 1982
26 Mar 1982
02 Apr 1982
09 Apr 1982
16 Apr 1982
23 Apr 1982
30 Apr 1982

May

June

July

August

07 May 1982
14 May 1982
21 May 1982
28 May 1982
04 June 1982
11 June 1982
18 June 1982
25 June 1982
02 July 1982
09 July 1982
16 July 1982
23 July 1982
30 July 1982
06 Aug 1982
13 Aug 1982
20 Aug 1982
27 Aug 1982

September

October

November

December

03 Sep 1982
10 Sep 1982
17 Sep 1982
24 Sep 1982
01 Oct 1982
08 Oct 1982
15 Oct 1982
22 Oct 1982
29 Oct 1982
05 Nov 1982
12 Nov 1982
19 Nov 1982
26 Nov 1982
03 Dec 1982
10 Dec 1982
17 Dec 1982

Shows SharedEdit