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Time Change 1982 in the United States

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Country: United States
Long Name: United States of America
Abbreviations: US, USA
Capital: Washington DC
Time Zones: 7 (Main Country)
Total Time Zones: 12 (with dependencies)
Dial Code: +1

Apr 25

Forward 1 hour

Apr 25, 1982 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 25, 1982, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 25, 1982, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 25, 1982 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Oct 31

Back 1 hour

Oct 31, 1982 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 31, 1982, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 31, 1982, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 31, 1982 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 2021

When Does DST Start and End in the US?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in most of the United States starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.

DST in States and Federal Districts in USA in 1982
(51 in total, 48 where all observe DST, 1 which doesn't observe DST, 2 with parts on DST)

AlabamaApr 25 - Oct 31KansasApr 25 - Oct 31North DakotaApr 25 - Oct 31
AlaskaApr 25 - Oct 31KentuckyApr 25 - Oct 31OhioApr 25 - Oct 31
Arizona (northeast)Apr 25 - Oct 31LouisianaApr 25 - Oct 31OklahomaApr 25 - Oct 31
ArizonaNo DSTMaineApr 25 - Oct 31OregonApr 25 - Oct 31
ArkansasApr 25 - Oct 31MarylandApr 25 - Oct 31PennsylvaniaApr 25 - Oct 31
CaliforniaApr 25 - Oct 31MassachusettsApr 25 - Oct 31Rhode IslandApr 25 - Oct 31
ColoradoApr 25 - Oct 31MichiganApr 25 - Oct 31South CarolinaApr 25 - Oct 31
ConnecticutApr 25 - Oct 31MinnesotaApr 25 - Oct 31South DakotaApr 25 - Oct 31
DelawareApr 25 - Oct 31MississippiApr 25 - Oct 31TennesseeApr 25 - Oct 31
District of ColumbiaApr 25 - Oct 31MissouriApr 25 - Oct 31TexasApr 25 - Oct 31
FloridaApr 25 - Oct 31MontanaApr 25 - Oct 31UtahApr 25 - Oct 31
GeorgiaApr 25 - Oct 31NebraskaApr 25 - Oct 31VermontApr 25 - Oct 31
HawaiiNo DSTNevadaApr 25 - Oct 31VirginiaApr 25 - Oct 31
IdahoApr 25 - Oct 31New HampshireApr 25 - Oct 31WashingtonApr 25 - Oct 31
IllinoisApr 25 - Oct 31New JerseyApr 25 - Oct 31West VirginiaApr 25 - Oct 31
IndianaNo DSTNew MexicoApr 25 - Oct 31WisconsinApr 25 - Oct 31
Indiana (north, northwest)Apr 25 - Oct 31New YorkApr 25 - Oct 31WyomingApr 25 - Oct 31
IowaApr 25 - Oct 31North CarolinaApr 25 - Oct 31

DST in Other Locations in USA in 1982 (1 Location)

Palmyra AtollNo DST

Which States Don't Use DST?

Most of Arizona and Hawaii don't use DST. Indiana introduced DST in 2006.

Daylight Saving Time in Dependencies of USA

DependencyTypeDaylight Saving Time Period
American SamoaUnincorp. unorg. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
GuamUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
Northern Mariana IslandsUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
Puerto RicoUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time
US Minor Outlying IslandsTerritoryNo Daylight Saving Time
US Virgin IslandsUnincorp. org. territoryNo Daylight Saving Time

US dependencies do not use Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Daylight Saving Time History in United States

DST in the USA Today

Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the USA starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November. The current schedule was introduced in 2007 and follows the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

According to section 110 of the act, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) governs the use of DST. The law does not affect the rights of the states and territories that choose not to observe DST.

Confusing DST Rules

Historically, there were no uniform rules for DST from 1945 to 1966. This caused widespread confusion, especially in transport and broadcasting. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 aligned the switch dates across the USA for the first time.

Following the 1973 oil embargo, the US Congress extended the DST period to 10 months in 1974 and 8 months in 1975, in an effort to save energy.

After the energy crisis was over in 1976, the DST schedule in the US was revised several times. From 1987 to 2006, the country observed DST for about 7 months each year.