Friday 12 March 1982
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gaëlle Niaré and Samm Levine.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band.
In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits.
Porky's, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while North And South by John Jakes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Police Squad!.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gopher or Reactor.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 March 1982 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
- Flag Day in Venezuela.
- "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
- Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
- Mauritius - National Day.
- St. Justina
- St. Jozefina
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast day of: St. Theophanes the Confessor
- Arbor Day in China.
- St. Maximilian
- Gaëlle Niaré: French athlete, a specialist in the high jump.
- Samm Levine: American actor and producer.
- Zach Miner: American baseball player.
- Grete Püvi: Estonian dressage rider.
- Tobias Schweinsteiger: German footballer.
- Erick Stevens: American wrestler
- Elisabeth Zernike: Dutch poet, translator and writer from a noted family.
- 1st-class debut of Courtney Walsh, Jamaica vs. Leeward Islands
- PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on Nightline
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
- Journey - Open Arms
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- The Cars - Shake It Up
- Stevie Wonder - That Girl
- Air Supply - Sweet Dreams
- Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
- Diana Ross - Mirror, Mirror
- Dan Fogelberg - Leader Of The Band
- Little River Band - Take It Easy On Me
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