Thursday April 01, 1982

US date format: 4/1/1982, UK date format: 1/4/1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 1, 1982). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Sam Huntington and Róbert Vittek. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Starstruck, directed by Gillian Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Los gozos y las sombras. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3D Monster Maze or Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US).
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Waleric
  • Saint Hugh of Grenoble
  • Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
  • India - Start of financial year.
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Events

  • US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panam�.
  • Anguilla (dependent territory of United Kingdom) adopts constitution.

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Movies

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Starstruck

Starstruck

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Starring: Jo Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Margo Lee, Max Cullen

Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman

Country: United States of America

Angel

Angel

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Starring: Veronica Quilligan, Stephen Rea, Alan Devlin, Peter Caffrey

Cat People

Cat People

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole

Country: United States of America

Some Kind of Hero

Some Kind of Hero

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, Ronny Cox

TV Series

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Los gozos y las sombras

Los gozos y las sombras

Starring: Eusebio Poncela, Carlos Larrañaga, Charo López, Rafael Alonso

Country: Spain

Middletown

Middletown

Directed by: Brian Kirk

Flashback

Flashback

Directed by: Franco Amurri

Brummkreisel

Brummkreisel

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

Days to next April 01

If April 01, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 5 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

The Hotel New Hampshire

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“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum

The Parsifal Mosaic

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Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney

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A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney gathers together the best of his essays, more than fifty in all.

The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot

The Lord God Made Them All

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The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

The I Love New York Diet by Bess Myerson and Bill Adler

The I Love New York Diet

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Safer than the FAD diet and it works better. Recommended by leading drs.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

3D Monster Maze

3D Monster Maze

Platform: Sinclair ZX81

Genre: 3D first-person adventure

Publisher: J. K. Greye Software

Sharp Shot

Sharp Shot

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

Name This Game Octopus

Name This Game Octopus

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: US Games (USA) Carrere Video Distribution (Europe)

Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US)

Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Space Strike

Space Strike

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Datamost


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