Thursday 1 July 1982
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Melanie McCra and Hilarie Burton.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Don't You Want Me by The Human League.
In UK Goody Two Shoes by Adam Ant was in the top 5 hits.
The Secret of NIMH, directed by Don Bluth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching NBC News Overnight.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Custer's Revenge or Sky Jinks.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- Melanie McCra: American homicide victim, shot to death once in the head by her brother Gerry on 10/09/1993 while sitting in the car in their driveway at home, waiting to go to a birthday party, Rochester, MA.
- Hilarie Burton: American actress and VJ.
- Carmella DeCesare: American model and wrestler.
- Justin Huber: Australian baseball player.
- Joachim Johansson: Swedish tennis player.
- Adrian Ward: American football player
- 2,100 Unification church couples wed in New York City
- ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
- Challenger moves overland to Dryden
- General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as President of Argentina
- 2100 Unification Church couples marry in New York City.
- Kosmos 1383, first search and rescue satellite, launched.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Human League - Don't You Want Me
- Toto - Rosanna
- Paul McCartney - Ebony And Ivory
- Asia - Heat Of The Moment
- John Cougar - Hurts So Good
- Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind
- Dazz Band - Let It Whip
- Juice Newton - Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me
- Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
- .38 Special - Caught Up In You
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