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 in 2015.