1982 is a year on the Gregorian calendar.
- In the 1982 US presidential elections, the Democratic candidate makes a clean sweep of the Plains States, a feat later accomplished by President Josiah Bartlet in 2002. 
- ↑ "In 1982, they changed the composition to 97.5% zinc and only 2.5% copper." from War Crimes
- ↑ "I'm the first Democrat in twenty years to make a clean sweep of the Plains States, and I'm not just talking about Iowa and Nebraska." Process Stories