Friday 24 December 1982, Christmas Eve
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Carmine and Masaki Aiba.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits.
The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jakob und Adele.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dunzhin or Snapper.
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- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
- Robert Carmine: American singer.
- Masaki Aiba: Japanese singer dancer and actor (Arashi).
- Robert Schwartzman: American singer-songwriter guitarist producer and actor (Rooney).
- Louis Aragon: French poet, novelist, essayist, journalist and communist.
- Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic.
- The quotChristmas Eve Blizzard of '82quot hits Denver.
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