- July 13, 982 : Battle of Cape Colonna in Calabria , defeat of Emperor Otto II against the Saracens . Following the defeat, there was a great Slav uprising in 983 in the areas of the Elbe conquered by the Saxons .
- 982: Erik the Red reaches Greenland for the first time from Iceland .
- December 25, 983: Otto III. is crowned East Franconian-German king in Aachen at the age of three.
- 988 : Grand Duke Vladimir I , ruler of the Kievan Rus , receives the Orthodox baptism.