Wednesday 24 February 1982
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Klara Zakopalova and Fala Chen.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band.
In UK A Town Called Malice / Precious by The Jam was in the top 5 hits.
Death Wish II, directed by Michael Winner, 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 Étoiles et toiles.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mars Cars or Phantom Slayer.
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Which were the important events of 24 February 1982 ?
- Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
- Flag Day in MTxico.
- St. Sergius
- Dragobete in Romania.
- St. Matthias
- St. Modest
- St. Edelbert
- Blessed Ameel of Ter Duinen
- Regifugium, in the Roman calendar.
- Klara Zakopalova: Czech tennis player.
- Fala Chen: Chinese-American actress and beauty pageant titleholder.
- Nick Blackburn: American baseball player.
- Kevin O'Neill: New Zealand rugby player.
- Emanuel Villa: Argentinian footballer.
- Virginia Bruce: Actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71.
- Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scores his 77th goal of the National Hockey League season, breaking the previous record of 76.
- 24th Grammy Awards: "Betty Davis Eyes", Double Fantasy win.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
- Journey - Open Arms
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
- The Cars - Shake It Up
- Stevie Wonder - That Girl
- Air Supply - Sweet Dreams
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Juice Newton - The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- Dan Fogelberg - Leader Of The Band
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