January 20, 2022

1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on a Friday in the Gregorian calendar. It was declared: International Year of Mobilization for the Imposition of Sanctions against South Africa by the United Nations Organization.



January 1: New York, the Peruvian Javier Pérez de Cuéllar assumes the position of Secretary General of the United Nations. January 7: In Vatican City, Pope John Paul II condemns the Israeli annexation of the Golan territories. January 7: in Aachen (Germany) the King of Spain Juan Carlos I is awarded the Charlemagne Prize, the first to be awarded to a sovereign. January 11: the statutes of the Spanish autonomous communities of Asturias, Andalusia and Cantabria are promulgated. January 13 – In Washington, D.C., Air Florida Flight 90 crashes on a freeway and falls into the Potomac River, killing 74 occupants, 4 people on the ground, and 4 others surviving. January 14: the first Andorran government took office in Andorra, chaired by Òscar Ribas Reig. January 16: the first chapter of the Colombian television program Don Chinche is broadcast. January 22: Politician Eduardo Frei Montalva (president between 1964 and 1970) is assassinated in Chile. A cable from the US embassy in Santiago de Chile ―filtered by WikiLeaks― pointed out the complicity of doctors from the Department of Pathological Anatomy of the Pontifical Catholic University, who ―on orders from the Pinochet military dictatorship― poisoned the former president with sulfur mustard and thallium . January 27: Civilian Roberto Suazo Córdova becomes president in Honduras after a decade of military dictatorship.


February 4: In Suriname, Desi Bouterse, head of the National Military Council, dismisses Hendrick Chin A Sen. February 5: in Vizcaya, the Basque businessman Lipperheide is released by the terrorist group ETA after paying a ransom of 20 million pesetas. February 7: in Costa Rica, the social democrat Luis Alberto Monge wins the presidential elections of that country. February 8 – In Suriname, Desi Bouterse (army military leader) appoints L. F. Ramdat Misier as interim president. February 10: in Spain the regulation that governs the operation of the Congress of Deputies is approved. February 14: in the United States, physicists at Stanford University claim to have managed to detect a magnetic monopole. February 15: Off the coast of the Island of Newfoundland (Canada), a violent storm capsizes an oil platform, resulting in 84 deaths. February 15: in Spain the reopening of the Altamira cave takes place. February 16: in Colombia, the MAS rescues Martha Nieves Ochoa (kidnapped by the M-19 guerrilla movement since November 12, 1981). February 17: in Madrid (Spain) the 1st Fair-Exhibition of Contemporary Art, ARCO-82, closes. February 18: in Spain the trial begins against those involved in the coup d'état in Spain in 1981. February 18: In Ireland, the Fianna Fáil party becomes the leading political force in the Lower House, winning 81 of the 166 seats and winning the general election. February 19 – In Renton, Washington state, United States, the Boeing 757 makes its first flight. February 20: NATO conducts its first naval exercises in the Caribbean. February 21: in Spain, Manuel Fraga Iribarne is re-elected president of Alianza Popular. February 23 – Heavy fighting breaks out in northern Syria between the Muslim Brotherhood and the forces of President Hafez al-Assad. February 23: In Denmark, 52% of the population supports the exit from the European Economic Community (EEC) in the referendum.


March 2: In Peru, an armed commando from the Shining Path terrorist group assaults the Ayacucho prison. March 3: My last sigh, autobio, is published in Paris (France)

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