Timeline: 1982

BEFORE

1982

February 15 (Monday). Moira MacTaggert (26) leaves her abusive husband Joe, who refuses to release her from marriage.
The Orkan overlord Orson briefly transports Admiral James T. Kirk (51/2284) to the home of Mork, Mindy, and Mearth McConnell in this time period.
February 25 (Thursday). Katherine Malocchio is born to Maya and Giuseppe Malocchio.
March 4-6 (Thursday-Saturday). In Los Angeles, credit union worker Sally Decker murders her boss and a customer, and frames the customer for the crime. Frank Drebin (56), detective lieutenant at the LAPD's "Police Squad" squad, is assigned the case. He gathers clues, eventually learning that Decker is the culprit, and discovers her long criminal career, eventually facing her in a gunfight (both shooting and throwing of guns, as well as wigs).[4]
March 22 (Monday). A Concorde plane vanishes into a temporal vortex after taking off from Heathrow Airport in London. The TARDIS, carrying the grieving Time Lord Doctor (fifth incarnation), Nyssa, and Tegan Jovanka, arrives at Heathrow, and they begin investigating the disappearance. Joining another Concorde, they similarly disappear into the vortex.[5]
The second Concorde returns with the TARDIS and both crews and passengers. The TARDIS leaves, accidentally leaving Tegan Jovanka behind.[6]
March 22. Jenny Gump (36) dies from complications due to AIDS. She is survived by her husband Forrest (37) and son Forrest Jr.[7]
Tegan Jovanka returns to work as a flight attendant.
April 2 (Friday). The first Bomberman android becomes self-aware through boredom. He travels to the surface of Planet Bomber.
April 14 (Wednesday). The woman who will be known as Stealth is born on Gryx.
April 23 (Friday). Kumar Patel is born in New Jersey, United States.
April 27 (Tuesday). Dawn Granger is born to Marie and Russ Granger in the United States.
The Time Lord Doctor (fifth incarnation) meets UFO enthusiast Max Edison in Stockbridge, and together they investigate a derelict spaceship in orbit.
May 9 (Sunday). Lisa Marie Simpson is born to Marge (26) and Homer Simpson (25) in Springfield, Kentucky, United States.
May 13 (Thursday). Mork, Mindy (25), and Mearth McConnell are forced to go on the run after the evil alien Kalnik blows up their apartment and tries to kill them. Mindy manages to get him frozen in liquid nitrogen.
May 18 (Tuesday). Mork McConnell appears in a short broadcast across the United States, announcing he is an alien. Though most people do not believe him, he still becomes an overnight celebrity.
May 21 (Friday). Kalnik ambushes Mork and Mindy McConnell at their ruined home, and they are forced to flee through time via ruby red time-travel shoes. They appear moments after they left, having spent a day in 98018 BCE. With Kalnik having died in the past, the McConnell family returns to their normal life, their brief public life covered up by the Men in Black organization.
June 3 (Thursday). Miho Nosaka is born in Diamond City, Okinawa, Japan.
June 4 (Friday). Yugi Mutou is born to Mi and Hikaru Mutou in Diamond City, Okinawa, Japan.
June 11 (Friday). Ariel is born in the Coconut Grove.
June 18 (Friday). Nicholas Burkhardt is born to Kelly and Reed Burkhardt in Rhinebeck, New York, United States.
June 19 (Saturday). Kevin MacTaggert is born to Moira MacTaggert and unbeknownst to him, Joe MacTaggert, in Scotland, United Kingdom.
July 11 (Sunday). The TARDIS arrives in Italy carrying the Time Lord Doctor (eighth incarnation) and Charley Pollard (1930). While the celebration of a world cup victory ensues, the pair defeat a vanguard of an Earth invasion by alien Threllips.
July 15 (Thursday). Infant gorilla/Anthro hybrid Donkey Kong, Jr. rescues his father from Mario Mario, who has had a psychotic break and is torturing the great ape. Mario ultimately realizes the folly of his ways and lets DK go.
July 20 (Tuesday). Jennifer-Lynn Hayden and Todd James Rice are born to Rose Canton. Their father is Alan Scott.
July 20. Cheryl Tunt is born.
August 4 (Wednesday). A little girl named Nina Valerosa uses her mild telepathy to access the vast energies wielded by Madame Foster, and conjures to life the monstrous yet kindhearted Eduardo.
August 8 (Sunday). While on a long undercover mission of protection, police detective Michael Long (33) is betrayed by one of his charges, who shoots him in the head. He survives due to a metal plate in his head, which actually destroys his face. He is found dying by wealthy recluse Wilton Knight, who has him brought to his home, and he is saved.[8]
August 12 (Thursday). After four days of rest, Michael Long's bandages are removed, and his facial reconstruction reveals him to have a face similar to that of young lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (28).[9]
August 16 (Monday). Jason Peter Todd is born to Sheila Haywood. She immediately abandons him to his father, Willis Todd. Willis and his wife Catherine go on to raise him.
August 17 (Tuesday). Lucius Fox (42) is named Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises, with the blessing of Wayne heir Bruce Wayne (20).
August 21 (Saturday). Charles Victor Szasz changes his name to Vic Sage and becomes a reporter/media personality.
September 2 (Wednesday). Ryo Bakura is born in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom.
September 6 (Monday). Sally Blevins is born to Matilda and Bill Blevins in the United States.
September 12 (Sunday). The great luchador enmascarado Santo (64) holds his last match, officially retiring.
September 17 (Friday). Banjo the Honey Bear is born on Spiral Mountain on Mobius.
September 26 (Sunday). Michael Long is introduced to the sapient car Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT), and after speaking to Wilton Knight on his deathbed, agrees to adopt the heroic alias of Michael Knight and join the Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG).[10]
September 27 (Monday). Cassie St. Commons is born in the United States.
September 29 (Wednesday). Constance Spivey is born in the southeastern United States.
September 30 (Thursday). Graduate student Diane Chambers (33) is jilted by her fiance while waiting at the Cheers bar in Boston. Bar owner Sam Malone (34) takes pity on her, and hires her as a waitress, joining his other employees, Carla Tortelli (33) and Coach Pantusso (58).
October 23 (Saturday). A ship from Brodo Asogi lands outside Los Angeles, California, as part of a scientific expedition. The mission is disrupted by the arrival of U.S. military operatives, and one of the explorers, Zrek, ends up isolated from the ship as it departs. Zrek ends up at the Thomas home in the suburbs, and is found by the human boy Elliott (10).[11]
October 23. Brock Samson (19) accidentally kills another player during a college football game. He is expelled from school as a result.
October 23. Jonas Venture is killed by his friend and colleague on Team Venture, Kano.
October 24-25 (Sunday-Monday). Elliott Thomas has a brief second encounter with Zrek, and later uses Reese's Pieces to lure the alien into his home. Elliott and Zrek begin to get to know each other, with the alien forging a telepathic bond with the child. Elliott reveals the alien to his brother Michael and sister Gertie. They dub the alien "E.T."[12]
October 26 (Tuesday). After E.T. accidentally intoxicates Elliott Thomas, Gertie Thomas helps E.T. learn to speak English. E.T. informs the kids that he wishes to "phone home".[13]
October 31 (Sunday). Elliott, Michael, and Gertie Thomas use Halloween as a means of getting E.T. out into the woods in order to facilitate his communication with his people. While successful, E.T. and Elliott remain in the woods late into the night, until Elliott falls asleep.[14]
November 1 (Monday). Elliott Thomas returns home without E.T. His brother Michael finds E.T. at the local stream, near death, and brings him home. The children, desperate, reveal E.T. to their mother Mary just as U.S. Government agents invade their home. They seal the building and begin monitoring Elliott and E.T.'s vital signs.[15]
November 2 (Tuesday). E.T. severs his empathic connection with Elliott Thomas to enter a healing coma. After everyone assumes E.T. has died, Elliott learns that E.T. has revived. He and his brother and his brother's friends help E.T. escape, and they fleet the government forces, bringing E.T. to the landing site. The Brodo Asogi ship returns, and E.T. sadly leaves his beloved Elliott behind.[16]
December 4 (Saturday). Quinn Morgendorffer is born to Helen (32) and Jake Morgendorffer (32) in Highland, Texas, United States.
December 16 (Thursday). Herbert Muddlefoot, Jr. is born to Binkie (26) and Herb Muddlefoot in St. Canard, Calisota.
December 23 (Thursday). Marik Ishtar is born to Veronica and Hank Ishtar near Giza, Egypt. Veronica dies shortly after his birth.
December 24 (Friday). The dwarf Ziggy (51) takes a job as a Santa, inadvertently getting caught up in a strange criminal scheme.[17]

AFTER

4^ Events of Police Squad! episode "A Substantial Gift" (or "The Broken Promise") (1982).
5^ Events of Doctor Who serial "Time-Flight" (1982).
6 ^ Ibid.
7^ The date of her death is from her tombstone in the film Forrest Gump (1994).
8^ Events of broadcast television film Knight Rider (1982).
9^ Events of broadcast television film Knight Rider (1982).
10 ^ Events of broadcast television film Knight Rider (1982).
11^ Events of the film E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982).
12^ Events of the film E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982).
13^ Ibid.
14^ Events of the film E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982).
15^ Ibid.
16^ Ibid.
17^ Events of animated broadcast special Ziggy's Gift (1982).

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