Sunday 26 December 1982
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Aksel Lund Svindal and Kenneth Darby.
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.
Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, 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 Extra Tato.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Missing Ring or Shuttle.
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- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Kwanzaa
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- Aksel Lund Svindal: Norwegian skier.
- Kenneth Darby: American football player.
- Noel Hunt: Irish footballer.
- Shun Oguri: Japanese actor and director.
- Roxanne Pallett: English actress and singer.
- Aksel Svindal: Norwegian skier
- A brief but severe recession begins in the United States.
- Seattle is officially dubbed the ''Emerald City'' after a contest is held to choose a new city slogan.
- George Stigler is awarded The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
- The car brand Toyota Camry is introduced.
- Dorling Kindersley, formerly a book packager, begins publishing.
- The Commodore 64 PC is released (over 20 million will be sold by 1994).
- A global surplus of crude oil causes gasoline prices to collapse.
- In a Gallup Poll, 51% of Americans do not accept homosexuality as normal.
- The first China Central Television New Year's Gala program starts. This program is watched by 1.1 billion Chinese every year.
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