Monday 1 February 1982
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gavin Henson and Shoaib Malik.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band.
In UK The Model / Computer Love by Kraftwerk was in the top 5 hits.
Immagini di un convento, directed by Joe D'Amato, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ramón y Cajal.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dungeons of Daggorath or Snack Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1982 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
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- Late Night With David Letterman, debuts on NBC-TV
- Senegal and the Gambia form a loose confederation known as Senegambia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- George Benson - Turn Your Love Around
- Stevie Nicks - Leather And Lace
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Juice Newton - The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)
- The Cars - Shake It Up
- Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics
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