- President: Ronald W. Reagan
- Vice President: George Bush
- Unemployment: 7.6%
- Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.30
- Cost of a new home: $83,900.00
- Median Household Income: $20,171.00
- Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.20
- Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.84
- Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.24
- Most popular films:
- Most popular songs: Well, it was the year we got physical, loved rock & roll, and had the eye of the tiger. While Rosanna, Gloria, and Eileen topped the charts, we all still wanted Candy, and Mickey was so fine. With an Eye in the Sky, you could see Key Largo or even centerfolds doing the stray cat strut. Who can it be now? Maybe it's a Maneater with Open Arms?
- On March 9, 1982, all 9 planets (yes, there were 9 back then) lined up on the same side of the sun. The world didn't end, but the Tomac never recovered.