Saturday 1 May 1982
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits.
Paradise, directed by Stuart Gillard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 May 1982 ?
- Saint James the Less.
- Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
- Saint Florine
- Saint Augustin Schoeffer
- Saint Theodulf.
- Saint Andeol.
- Czech Republic - "National Love Day" ? couples tend to flock to the memorial of the poet Karel Hynek M�cha in Prague and kiss.
- Festival of Matsu in Taiwan and various locales along the southern coast of China (2005).
- Malta - L-Ewwel ta Mejju, Malta, Jum il-haddiem (Worker's Day).
- United States - Law Day, U.S.A., Loyalty Day.
- Roman Empire - fourth and last day of the Floralia in honour of Flora.
- Roman Empire - all-female festival in honour of Bona Dea.
- Saint Joseph the Worker (also known as Saint Joseph's Day).
- Maharashtra Divas (Maharashtra Day) in the state of Maharastra, India. On May 1, 1960, Maharashtra came into existence when Bombay State was split into the new linguistic states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
- Beltane, L� Bealtaine, the first day of Summer in modern Ireland was celebrated by the Celts, and is now also celebrated by Neopagans and Wiccans.
- May crowning - Unofficial ritual ceremony usually happening in the Roman Catholic Church.
- Lei Day - Hawaiian holiday for the Lei.
- Saint Jeremiah.
- May Day, Labour Day, Workers' Day, Day of the International Solidarity of Workers.
- Italy - national holiday (Giorno dei Lavoratori).
- Darijo Srna: Croatian football player.
- Jamie Dornan: TV Actor.
- Katya Zamolodchikova: Reality Star.
- Tommy Robredo: Spanish tennis player.
- Gene Sheldon: Actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72.
- Nordiques 4 - Isles 5 (OT) - Semifinals - Isles hold 3-0 lead
- 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4.
- A crowd of over 100,000 attends the first day of the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. The fair is kicked off with an address by President Ronald Reagan.
- Operation Black Buck: The Royal Air Force attacks the Argentine Air Force during Falklands War.
- Falklands War: The nuclear submarine HMS ''Conqueror'' sinks the Argentine cruiser ''General Belgrano'', killing 323 sailors.
- The Weather Channel airs on cable television for the first time.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire - Titles
- Paul McCartney - Ebony And Ivory
- The J. Geils Band - Freeze-Frame
- Rick Springfield - Don't Talk To Strangers
- Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
- Huey Lewis and the News - Do You Believe In Love
- Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny
- Paul Davis - '65 Love Affair
- Charlene - I've Never Been To Me
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