Friday 8 January 1982
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gaby Hoffman and John Utaka.
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 Bell.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Cosmic Balance or Deadline.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 January 1982 ?
- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- Gaby Hoffman: Actress (Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now & Then).
- John Utaka: Nigerian footballer.
- Emanuele Calaio: Italian footballer.
- Gaby Hoffmann: Movie Actress.
- Emanuele Calaiò: Italian footballer.
- Wil Francis: American singer-songwriter and producer (Aiden and William Control)
- Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee
- Justice Department withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since
- The US Justice Department decides to drop its antitrust suit against IBM, which was launched 13 years ago. One of its aims had been to break IBM up into several companies.
- The break up of AT&T: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
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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