Friday 20 August 1982
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor.
In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits.
The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Different Seasons by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 August 1982 ?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Cleber Luis Alberti: Brazilian footballer.
- Arisa : Italian singer, songwriter and actress.
- Joshua Kennedy: Australian footballer.
- Meghan Ory: TV Actress.
- Cléber Alberti: Brazilian footballer.
- Aleksandr Amisulashvili: Georgian footballer
- Monty Dumond: South African rugby player
- Youssouf Hersi: Ethiopian footballer
- Mijaín López: Cuban wrestler
- Goran Nedeljković: Serbian rower
- Richard Petiot: Canadian ice hockey player
- Barney Rogers: Zimbabwean cricketer
- Jamil Smith: American actor director producer and screenwriter
- Enyelbert Soto: Venezuelan-Japanese baseball player
- Ulla Jacobsson: Swedish actress who is perhaps best known for playing the only female speaking role in the film Zulu.
- US marines land in Beirut Lebanon
- Don Lever becomes the first captain of the New Jersey Devils.
- Lebanese Civil War: a multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the Palestine Liberation Organization's withdrawal from Lebanon.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
- John Cougar - Hurts So Good
- The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
- Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me
- Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better
- REO Speedwagon - Keep The Fire Burnin'
- Go-Go's - Vacation
- Crosby, Stills & Nash - Wasted On The Way
- Paul McCartney - Take It Away
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