Sunday 17 January 1982
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alex Varkatzas and Mel Lisboa.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz 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 Choplifter or Moon Patrol.
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Which were the important events of 17 January 1982 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Alex Varkatzas: Greek-American lead vocalist (Atreyu).
- Mel Lisboa: Brazilian actress and noted family, the daughter of Claudia Lisboa, a famous astrologer living in Rio de Janeiro.
- Shelli Poole: Reality Star.
- Elise Strachan: YouTube Star.
- Dwyane Wade: American basketball player.
- ''Cold Sunday'' - in the United States temperatures fell to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
- Mauno Koivisto is elected President of Finland.
- Unemployment in the United Kingdom increases by 129,918 to 3,070,621, a post-war record.
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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)
- The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Stevie Nicks - Leather And Lace
- George Benson - Turn Your Love Around
- Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble
- Juice Newton - The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)
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