Today at 9pm ET we feature the hits of 1982
January 8 – AT&T agrees to divest itself into 22 subdivisions.
January 14 – Caleb Followill, American singer (Kings of Leon)
January 18 – Quinn Allman, American guitarist (The Used)
January 29 – Adam Lambert, American singer
January 30 – Lightnin’ Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912) Died
February 3 – Jessica Harp, American songwriter and former country artist (The Wreckers)
February 16 –Lupe Fiasco, American rapper
February 17 – Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist (b. 1917) Died
February 27 – Atlanta murders of 1979-1981: Wayne Williams is convicted of murdering two adult men and is sentenced to two consecutive life terms.
March 19 – Randy Rhoads, American guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne (plane crash) (b. 1956) Died
March 20 – Nick Wheeler, American musician (The All-American Rejects)
April 6 – A blizzard unprecedented in size for April dumps 1–2 feet of snow on the northeastern United States, closing schools and businesses, snarling traffic, and canceling several major league baseball games.
April 13 – Nellie McKay, American singer
April 24 – Kelly Clarkson, American singer
April 30 – Lloyd Banks, American rapper; member of G-Unit
April 30 – Lester Bangs, American music journalist (b. 1948) Died
May 23 – Tristan Prettyman, American singer/songwriter
July 17 – Natasha Hamilton, English singer (Atomic Kitten)
July 28 – Keith Green, American gospel singer, songwriter, and pianist (b. 1953) Died
August 28 – LeAnn Rimes, American singer
September 23 – Jimmy Wakely, American Country-Western singer and actor (b. 1914) Died
September 27 – Lil Wayne, American rapper
September 27 – Jon McLaughlin, American pop rock singer-songwriter and pianist
October 6 – MC Lars, American rapper
November 3 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average surges 43.41 points, or 4.25%, to close at 1,065.49, its first all-time high in more than 9 years. It last hit a record on January 11, 1973 when the average closed at 1,051.70. The points gain is the biggest ever up to this point.
November 14 – Joy Williams, American singer/songwriter and member of the folk duo The Civil Wars
November 30 – Michael Jackson releases Thriller, the biggest selling album of all time.
December 7 – The first U.S. execution by lethal injection is carried out in Texas.
December 8 – Marty Robbins, American singer (b. 1925) Died
December 8 – Nicki Minaj, American singer
December 20 – David Cook, American singer/songwriter and winner of American Idol season 7
December 24 – Robert Carmine, American singer