Saturday 2 October 1982
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Amber Lee Ettinger and Tyson Chandler.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar.
In UK Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor was in the top 5 hits.
Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Master Of The Game by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Space Cobra.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomb Squad or Quantum.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 October 1982 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Amber Lee Ettinger: American actress.
- Tyson Chandler: American basketball player.
- Amber Ettinger: American actress and singer.
- Esra Gümüş: Turkish volleyball player.
- George Pettit: Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player (Alexisonfire and Black Lungs).
- Gary Wilkinson: American basketball player
- William Bernbach: American advertiser, co-founder of Dyle, Dane, and Bernbach (now DDB) (d. 1982).
- Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Cougar - Jack & Diane
- The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
- Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
- Melissa Manchester - You Should Hear How She Talks About You
- The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
- Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now?
- Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby
- Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
- John Cougar - Hurts So Good
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