Tuesday 16 March 1982
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
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.
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1982 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Riley Cote: Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
- Ruben Gonzaga: Filipino actor.
- Dian Sastrowardoyo: Indonesian model and actress.
- Brian Wilson: American baseball player.
- In Newport, Rhode Island, Claus von Bnlow is found guilty of the attempted murder of his wife.
- An Argentine scrap metal dealer raises the Argentine flag in South Georgia.
- Mary Whitehouse's private prosecution of ''The Romans in Britain'' collapses.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- Journey - Open Arms
- The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
- Stevie Wonder - That Girl
- Air Supply - Sweet Dreams
- Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
- Olivia Newton-John - Make A Move On Me
- Diana Ross - Mirror, Mirror
- The Cars - Shake It Up
- Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
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