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1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1982nd year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 982nd year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 82nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1980s decade.
January 1 - In Peninsular Malaysia, time is switched for 30 minutes, to match the time in use in East Malaysia, to become UTC+8 (GMT+8.00). Singapore follows after that.
January 7 - The Commodore 64 8-bit home computer is launched by Commodore International in Las Vegas (released in August); it becomes the all-time best-selling single personal computer model.  
January 8 - AT&T Corporation agrees to break up and divest itself of 22 subdivisions. 
January 10 - 15 - The second brutal cold snap of the winter sends temperatures to all-time record lows in dozens of cities in the United Kingdom. It includes the national record from February 1895 being equalled, it would be equalled again in December 1995.  
January 11 - 17 - A brutal cold snap sends temperatures to all-time record lows in dozens of cities throughout the Midwestern United States.
January 13 - Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78. On the same day, a  Washington Metro train derails to the north, killing three people in the system's first fatal accident.
January 18 - 1982 Thunderbirds Indian Springs Diamond Crash: Four Northrop T-38 aircraft of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Squadron crash at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nevada, killing all 4 pilots.
January 24 - Super Bowl XVI sees the San Francisco 49ers and game MVP Joe Montana capture their first National Football League championship by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 at Detroit's Pontiac Silverdome.
January 27 - The Garret FitzGerald government of the Republic of Ireland is defeated 82-81 on its budget; the 22nd Dáil Éireann is dissolved.
January 28 - United States Army Brigadier General James L. Dozier is rescued by the Italian anti- terrorism Nucleo Operativo Centrale di Sicurezza (NOCS) force after being held captive for 42 days by the Red Brigades. January 30 - The first computer virus, the Elk Cloner, written by 15-year old Rich Skrenta, is found. It infects  Apple II computers via floppy disk.
May 1 - A crowd of over 100,000 attends the first day of the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee, which is kicked off with an address by President Ronald Reagan. Over 11 million people attend during its 6-month run.
May 4 - Falklands War: HMS is hit by an Argentine Sheffield Exocet missile and burns out of control; 20 sailors are killed. The ship sinks on May 10.
May 5 - A Unabomber bomb explodes in the computer science department at Vanderbilt University; secretary Janet Smith is injured.
May 8 - French-Canadian racing driver Gilles Villeneuve is killed during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.
May 16 - The New York Islanders sweep the Vancouver Canucks in four games to win the 1982 Stanley Cup Final in ice hockey.
May 18 - Falklands War: The British Special Air Service launches Operation Mikado to destroy three Argentinean Exocet missiles and five Super Étendard fighter-bombers in mainland Argentina. It fails when the plot is discovered. 
May 23 - Falklands War: HMS is lost. Antelope
May 25 - British ships HMS and Coventry SS are sunk during the Atlantic Conveyor Falklands War; Coventry by two A-4C Skyhawks and the latter sunk by an Exocet.
May 28 - Pope John Paul II's visit to the United Kingdom, the first by a reigning pope, begins.
May 28 - 29 - Falklands War: Battle of Goose Green: British forces defeat a larger Argentine force. May 30
Spain becomes the 16th member of
NATO and the first nation to enter the alliance since West Germany's admission in 1955.
Indianapolis 500: 1973 winner Gordon Johncock wins his second race over 1979 winner Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds. Leading to the closest finish to this date, Mears draws alongside Johncock with a lap remaining, after erasing a seemingly insurmountable advantage of more than 11 seconds in the final 10 laps, in what Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Donald Davidson and Speedway public address announcer Tom Carnegie later call the greatest moment in the track's history.
Hussain Muhammad Ershad seizes power in Bangladesh. Cal Ripken, Jr. plays the first of what eventually becomes his record-breaking streak of 2,632 consecutive Major League Baseball games in the United States.
June 3 - Israeli ambassador to the UK Shlomo Argov is shot in London, an event which provokes the 1982 Lebanon War; he dies in 2003 in Israel without regaining full consciousness. 
June 6 - The 1982 Lebanon War begins: Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon in their "Operation Peace for the Galilee," eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut. he  United Nations Security Council votes to demand that Israel withdraw its troops from Lebanon.
June 11 - is released in the United States; this will become the biggest box-office hit of the rest of the decade. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 
June 12 - The Nuclear Disarmament Rally, an event against nuclear weapon proliferation, draws 750,000 to New York City's Central Park. Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Linda Ronstadt attend. An international convocation at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine features prominent peace activists from around the world and afterward participants march on Fifth Avenue to Central Park for the rally.
June 14 - Argentine surrender in the Falklands War: Argentine forces in the capital, Stanley, surrender to British forces.
June 18 - Argentine military dictator Leopoldo Galtieri resigns in the wake of his country's defeat in the Falklands War.
June 19 - The body of "God's Banker", Roberto Calvi, chairman of Banco Ambrosiano, is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
June 20 - Falklands War ends with British forces retaking the South Sandwich Islands.
June 21 - Prince William is born at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, West London.
June 24 - British Airways Flight 9 suffers a temporary four-engine flameout and damage to the exterior of the plane after flying through the otherwise undetected volcanic ash plume from Indonesia's Mount Galunggung.
June 25 - The Institute for Puerto Rican Policy is founded in New York City to research and advocate for Puerto Rican and Latino community issues. In 2006, it changes its name to the National Institute for Latino Policy. June 30 - The Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States falls short of the 38 states needed to pass.
July 2 - Roy Jenkins is elected Leader of the Social Democratic Party in the United Kingdom.
July 3 - ASLEF train drivers in the United Kingdom go on strike over hours of work, returning to work on July 18.
July 4 - Four Iranian diplomats are kidnapped upon Israel's invasion of Lebanon.
July 6 - A lunar eclipse (umbral duration 236 min and total duration 106 min, the longest of the 20th century) occurs.
July 11 - Italy beats West Germany 3-1 to win the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.
July 16 - In New York City, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon is sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined $25,000 for tax fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
July 20 - Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: the Provisional IRA detonates 2 bombs in central London, killing 8 soldiers, wounding 47 people, and leading to the deaths of 7 horses.
July 21 - HMS , the Hermes Royal Navy flagship during the Falklands War, returns home to Portsmouth to a hero's welcome.
July 31 - Beaune coach crash: In Beaune, France, 53 persons, 46 of them children, die in a highway accident (France's worst).
November 2 - Channel 4, a British public-service television broadcaster, is launched, with Richard Whiteley's being the first program to be broadcast. Countdown
A gasoline or petrol tanker explodes in the
Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan, killing at least 176 people. 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 6 - Cameroon president Ahmadou Ahidjo resigns, replaced by Paul Biya.
November 7 - The Thames Barrier is first publicly demonstrated.
November 8 - Kenan Evren becomes the seventh president of Turkey as a result of constitution referendum. His former title was "head of state".
November 11 - In Lebanon, the first Tyre headquarters bombing kills between 89 and 102 people.
November 12 - In the Soviet Union, former KGB head Yuri Andropov is selected to become the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding the late Leonid I. Brezhnev who had died two days earlier.
November 13 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
November 14 - The leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, Lech Wasa, is released from 11 months of internment near the Soviet border.
November 24 - Representatives from 88 countries gather in Geneva to discuss world trade and ways to work toward aspects of free trade. 
November 25 - The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day fire destroys an entire city block of downtown Minneapolis, including the headquarters of Northwestern National Bank.
November 27 - Yasuhiro Nakasone becomes Prime Minister of Japan.
November 28 - The Edmonton Eskimos win an unprecedented 5th consecutive Grey Cup; a feat yet unaccomplished by any professional football franchise to win the 70th Grey Cup defeating the Toronto Argonauts 32-16.  November 30 - Michael Jackson releases his sixth studio album, , in the United States, which will go on to be the greatest selling album of all time at 110 million units sold worldwide. Thriller
December 1 - Miguel de la Madrid takes office as President of Mexico.
December 2 - At the University of Utah, 61-year-old retired dentist Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart (he lives for 112 days with the device).
December 3 - A final soil sample is taken from the site of Times Beach, Missouri. It is found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
December 4 - The People's Republic of China adopts its current constitution.
December 7 - The first U.S. execution by lethal injection is carried out in Texas.
December 8 - The December murders occur in Suriname.
December 11 - Swedish pop group ABBA make their final public performance on the British TV programme . The Late, Late Breakfast Show
December 12 - Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp: 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km (9 mi) perimeter fence of RAF Greenham Common in England in a protest against nuclear weapons.
December 13 - The 6.2 M w North Yemen earthquake shakes southwestern Yemen with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII ( Severe), killing 2,800.
December 16 - The United Freedom Front bombs an office of South African Airways in Elmont, NY and an IBM office in Harrison, NY. Two police officers suffer hearing damage. In March 1984, the UFF claims responsibility for the IBM building bombing, stating that the company was targeted because of its business in South Africa under  Apartheid. 
December 22 - The Indian Ocean Commission (Commission de l'Océan Indien, COI) is created by the Port Louis Agreement.
December 23 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends the evacuation of Times Beach, Missouri, due to dangerous levels of dioxin contamination.
December 26 - magazine's Time Man of the Year is given for the first time to a non-human, the computer. December 29 - Paul "Bear" Bryant coaches his final college football game, leading Alabama to a 21-15 victory over Illinois in the Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tennessee. Bryant dies of a massive heart attack four weeks later at age 69.
January 1 - David Nalbandian, Argentine tennis player
January 4 - Kang Hye-jung, South Korean actress
January 9 - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, British princess
January 14 - Víctor Valdés, Spanish football player
January 15 - Benjamin Agosto, American skater 
January 17 - Dwyane Wade, American professional basketball player
January 18 - Joanna Newsom, American singer, harpist, pianist and songwriter 
January 19 - Pete Buttigieg, American politician and Presidential candidate (Mayor of South Bend, Indiana) 
January 21 - Go Shiozaki, Japanese professional wrestler
January 25 - Noemi, Italian singer
January 29 - Adam Lambert, American singer
January 29 - Ernest Prakasa, Indonesian Comedian January 31 - Elena Paparizou, Greek-Swedish singer
March 3 - Jessica Biel, American actress 
March 4 - Landon Donovan, American soccer player 
March 5 - Daniel Carter, New Zealand rugby player
March 6 - Stephen Jordan, English footballer
March 8 - Nicoleta Onel, Romanian gymnast
March 9 - Matt Bowen, Australian rugby league player
March 10 - Thomas Middleditch, Canadian actor and screenwriter
March 11 - Thora Birch, American actress and producer 
March 13 - Gisela Mota Ocampo, mayor of Temixco, Morelos, Mexico 2016 (assassinated January 2, 2016)
March 26 - Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer and manager
April 2 - David Ferrer, Spanish tennis player
April 3 - Cobie Smulders, Canadian actress 
April 10 - Chyler Leigh, American actress
April 13 - Federico Crescentini, Sanmarinese football player (d. 2006)
April 14 - Larissa França, Brazilian beach volleyball player
April 15 - Seth Rogen, Canadian actor, comedian, film director and screenwriter
April 16 - Gina Carano, American actress, television personality, fitness model and a former mixed martial artist
April 18 - Scott Hartnell, Canadian hockey player
April 19 - Ola Vigen Hattestad, Norwegian Olympic cross-country skier
April 20 - Keiichiro Nagashima, Japanese speed skater 
April 22 - Kaká, Brazilian footballer
April 23 - Kyle Beckerman, American footballer 
April 24 - Kelly Clarkson, American singer
April 25 - Monty Panesar, English cricketer
April 27 - Brian Gallant, Canadian politician, Premier of New Brunswick
April 28 - Harry Shum Jr., Costa Rican-American dancer and actor April 30
June 1 - Justine Henin, Belgian tennis player
June 2 - Jewel Staite, Canadian actress
June 3 - Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian athlete
June 4 - MC Jin, American rapper
June 8 - Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player 
June 12 - Jason David, American football player
June 13 - Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian long-distance runner 
June 17 - Jodie Whittaker, English actress
June 18 - Marco Borriello, Italian football player
June 22 - Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
July 2 - Beste Bereket, Turkish actress
July 3 - Kanika, Indian actress and singer
July 11 – Max Rhyser, Danish-American-Israeli model, stage, television and film actor
July 12 - Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
July 15 - Maksym Khvorost, Ukrainian épée fencer
July 19 - Jared Padalecki, American actor 
July 22 - Lafaele Moala, Tongan footballer
July 23 - Paul Wesley, American actor
August 2 - Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer
August 5 - Lolo Jones, American track and field athlete
August 6 - Romola Garai, English actress
August 9 - Tyson Gay, American athlete 
August 12 - Jon Olsson, Swedish freestyle skier
August 16 - Joleon Lescott, English footballer
August 23 - Natalie Coughlin, American Olympic swimmer
August 24 - Kim Källström, Swedish footballer
August 25 - Jung Jae-sung, South Korean badminton player (d. 2018)
August 28 - LeAnn Rimes, American country singer 
August 30 - Andy Roddick, American tennis player  August 31
September 1 - Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
September 3 - Sarah Burke, Canadian freestyle skier (d. 2012)
September 9 - Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer, songwriter, pianist and actress 
September 11 - Shriya Saran, Indian actress
September 12 - Isabelle Caro, French model and actress (d. 2010)
September 13 - Nenê, Brazilian basketball player 
September 16 - Leon Britton, English footballer
September 18 - Lukas Reimann, Swiss politician
September 19 - Skepta, English MC and record producer
September 25 - Hyun Bin, Korean actor 
September 26 - Betty Sun, Chinese actress
September 29 – Amy Williams, British Olympic medallist September 30
October 2 - Tyson Chandler, American basketball player 
October 5 - Zhang Yining, Chinese table tennis player
October 6 - Levon Aronian, Armenian chess Grandmaster
October 9 - Travis Rice, American snowboarder 
October 10 - David Cal, Spanish sprint canoeist 
October 13 - Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer 
October 15 - Saif Saaeed Shaheen, Qatarian athlete 
October 16 - Svetlana Loboda, Ukrainian singer and composer
October 19 - Louis Oosthuizen, South African golfer 
October 21 - Lee Chong Wei, Malaysian badminton player
October 30 - Clémence Poésy, French actress and fashion model 
November 3 - Pekka Rinne, Finnish ice hockey goaltender 
November 4 - Kamila Skolimowska, Polish hammer thrower (d. 2009) 
November 9 - Jana Pittman, Australian athlete 
November 10 - Ruth Lorenzo, Spanish singer and composer
November 12 - Anne Hathaway, American actress
November 13 - Kumi Koda, Japanese singer
November 14 - Laura Ramsey, American actress
November 16 - Amar'e Stoudemire, American professional basketball player 
November 18 - Damon Wayans, Jr., African-American actor and comedian
November 19 - Shin Dong-hyuk, North Korean defector and human rights activist
November 21 - Ioana Ciolacu, Romanian fashion designer
November 22 - Charlene Choi, Hong Kong singer and actress
November 23 - Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter 
November 24 - Mary Kom, Indian boxer
November 25 - Minna Kauppi, Finnish orienteer
November 27 - Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Russian soccer player
November 28 - Steve Mullings, Jamaican athlete 
November 30 - Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress
December 1 - Riz Ahmed, British actor, rapper, and activist 
December 3 - Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer
December 6 - Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist 
December 8 - Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, and songwriter 
December 13 - Elisa Di Francisca, Italian fencer
December 15 - Charlie Cox, English actor 
December 19 - Tero Pitkämäki, Finnish javelin thrower
December 22 - Britta Heidemann, German fencer 
December 26 - Aksel Lund Svindal, Norwegian alpine skier
December 28 - Beau Garrett, American actress and model
December 29 - Alison Brie, American actress December 30 - Kristin Kreuk, Canadian actress
January 1 - Victor Buono, American actor (b. 1938)
January 3 - Erwin Canham, journalist (b. 1904)
January 5 - Hans Conried, American actor (b. 1917)
January 7 - Kay Hammond, American actress (b. 1901)
January 13 - Marcel Camus, French film director (b. 1912)
January 18 - Juan O'Gorman, Mexican painter and architect (b. 1905)
January 19 - Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945) 
January 22 - Eduardo Frei Montalva, 27th President of Chile (b. 1911)
January 24 - Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian military officer, 48th President of Bolivia (b. 1918)
January 25 - Mikhail Suslov, senior Soviet Communist Party official (b. 1902)
January 27 - Tr?n V?n Hng, 3rd president of the Second Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) (b. 1902) January 30
March 2 - Philip K. Dick, American author (b. 1928) 
March 3 - Georges Perec, French novelist, filmmaker, documentalist, and essayist. (b. 1936) 
March 5 - John Belushi, American comedian, actor and singer (b. 1949)
March 6 - Ayn Rand, Russian-born author (b. 1905) 
March 8 - Rab Butler, British statesman (b. 1902)
March 19 - Randy Rhoads, American guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne (b. 1956) 
March 21 - Harry H. Corbett, English actor and comedian (b. 1925)
March 22 - Pericle Felici, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1911)
March 27 - Fazlur Rahman Khan, Bangladeshi-born American architect (b. 1929)
March 28 - William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895) March 29
May 3 - Mohammed Seddik Benyahia, Algerian politician (b. 1898)
May 10 - Peter Weiss, German writer and artist (b. 1916) 
May 12 - Humphrey Searle, English composer (b. 1915)
May 14 - Hugh Beaumont, American actor (b. 1909)
May 15 - Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (racing accident) (b. 1946)
May 22 - Cevdet Sunay, Turkish army officer and political leader, 5th President of Turkey (b. 1899)
May 24 - Stanis?awa Perzanowska, Polish actress (b. 1898)
May 26 - Guillermo Flores Avendaño, acting President of Guatemala (b. 1894)
May 28 - Lt Col H. Jones, VC, British soldier (Falklands War) (b. 1940)
May 29 - Romy Schneider, Austrian actress (b. 1938) May 30 - Albert Norden, German politician (b. 1904)
July 1 - Jacobo Palm, Curaçao born composer (b. 1887)
July 6 - Alma Reville, English screenwriter (b. 1899)
July 7 - Bon Maharaja, Indian guru and religious writer (b. 1901)
July 10 - Maria Jeritza, Czechoslovak soprano (b. 1887)
July 11 - Susan Littler, British actress (b. 1948)
July 12 - Kenneth More, English actor (b. 1914)
July 17 - Krista Harrison, American murder victim (b. 1971)
July 21 - Dave Garroway, American television host (b. 1913)
July 26 - Teresa I?ewska, Polish actress (b. 1933)
July 28 - Vladimir Smirnov, Soviet fencer (b. 1954) July 29 - Vladimir Zworykin, Russian-born inventor (b. 1889)
August 1 - T. Thirunavukarasu, Sri Lankan Tamil politician (b. 1933)
August 2 - Cathleen Nesbitt, British actress (b. 1888)
August 6 - S. K. Pottekkatt, Indian writer (b. 1913) 
August 13 - Charles Walters, American film director (b. 1911)
August 15 - Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1903)
August 18 - Beverly Bayne, American actress (b. 1894)
August 21 - King Sobhuza II of Swaziland (b. 1899)
August 25 - Anna German, Polish singer (b. 1936) 
August 27 - Anandamayi Ma, Indian spiritual leader (b. 1896) August 29 - Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (b. 1915)
September 3 - Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, Italian general (assassinated) (b. 1920)
September 4 - Jack Tworkov, American painter (b. 1900)
September 5 - Sir Douglas Bader, British fighter pilot and inspirational leader during the Battle of Britain (b. 1910) 
September 7 - Ken Boyer, American baseball player ( St. Louis Cardinals) (b. 1931)
September 12 - Federico Moreno Torroba, Spanish composer and conductor (b. 1891)
September 16 - Rolfe Sedan, American actor (b. 1896)
September 17 - Kristján Eldjárn, 3rd President of Iceland (b. 1916)
September 19 - Ted Badcock, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1897)
September 21 - Ivan Bagramyan, Soviet and Armenian military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1897)
September 24 - Sarah Churchill, British actress, daughter of Winston Churchill (b. 1914)
September 28 - Mabel Albertson, American actress (b. 1901) September 30 - Bill George, American football player ( Chicago Bears); member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1929)
October 3 - Vivien Merchant, British actress (b. 1929)
October 5 - François Simon, Swiss actor (b. 1917)
October 10 - Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)
October 20 - Jimmy McGrory, Scottish football player and manager (b. 1904)
October 21 - Sylvia Lance Harper, Australian tennis player (b. 1895)
October 22 - Savitri Devi, French-born writer and philosopher (b. 1905) 
October 25 - Arvid Wallman, Swedish diver (b. 1901)
October 26 - Giovanni Benelli, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1921)
October 27 - Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes, Guatemalan general, 21st President of Guatemala (b. 1895)
October 29 - William Lloyd Webber, British organist and composer (b. 1914)
October 30 - Wolfgang Heinz, German actor (b. 1900) October 31 - Dick Merrill, American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)
November 4 - Dominique Dunne, American actress (b. 1959)
November 5 - Jacques Tati, French filmmaker (b. 1907)
November 11 - S. A. Ashokan, Tamil actor (b. 1931)
November 13 - Chesney Allen, British entertainer and comedian (b. 1894)
November 16 - Peter Forster, British actor (b. 1920)
November 19 - Erving Goffman, Canadian-American sociologist and psychologist (b. 1922)
November 21 - Lee Patrick, American actress (b. 1901)
November 24 - Barack Obama Sr., Kenyan economist (b. 1934)
November 25 - Hugh Harman, American cartoon animator (b. 1903)
November 26 - Juhan Aavik, Estonian composer (b. 1884)
November 27 - Steve Gordon, American filmmaker (b. 1938)
November 28 - Helen of Greece and Denmark, Queen Mother of Romania (b. 1896)
December 2 - Marty Feldman, British comedian and writer (b. 1934)
December 7 - Will Lee, American actor who played Mr. Hooper on (b. Sesame Street 1908)
December 10 - Freeman Fisher Gosden, American actor (b. 1899)
December 15 - Prince Adalberto, Duke of Bergamo (b. 1898)
December 16 - Colin Chapman, British designer, inventor and builder in the automotive industry (b. 1928)
December 17 - Homer S. Ferguson, American politician (b. 1889)
December 18 - Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German World War II dive bomber pilot (b. 1916)
December 20 - Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-born pianist and conductor (b. 1887)
December 23 - Jack Webb, American actor (b. 1920)
December 24 - Louis Aragon, French poet and writer (b. 1897) 
December 25 - Helen Foster, American actress (b. 1906)
December 27 - Jack Swigert, American astronaut (b. 1931)
December 28 - Arthur Hughes, American actor (b. 1894)
December 30 - Giuseppe Aquari, Italian cinematographer (b. 1916) December 31
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