Tuesday 5 January 1982
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Janica Kostelic and Darren Mackie.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits.
Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, 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 The Computer Programme.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frenzy or Nibbler.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 January 1982 ?
- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Janica Kostelic: Croatian skier.
- Darren Mackie: Scottish footballer.
- Benoit Vaugrenard: French cyclist.
- Norichika Aoki: Japanese baseball player.
- Tiiu Nurmberg: Canadian-Estonian skier.
- Benoît Vaugrenard: French cyclist
- Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
- Rod Stewart - Young Turks
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Stevie Nicks - Leather And Lace
- The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
- George Benson - Turn Your Love Around
- Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble
Top #9 songs in the UK
- Bucks Fizz - The Land Of Make Believe
- The Human League - Don't You Want Me
- Cliff Richard - Daddy's Home
- Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
- Julio Iglesias - Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar)
- Adam & The Ants - Ant Rap
- Abba - One Of Us
- Shakin' Stevens - Oh Julie
- Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
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