1982 was a year in the 20th century.
- Saturday, October 2: Marty McFly enters Emmett Brown's garage to retrieve an interocitor tube for Needles.
- Tuesday, November 30: Michael Jackson releases Thriller. A poster of this album is seen on the wall of Loretta's bedroom in 1985A. The record also contains "Beat It," which Marty hears playing in the Cafe 80s on October 21, 2015.