Monday February 01, 1982

US date format: 2/1/1982, UK date format: 1/2/1982

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 Adam Kokesh and Oksana (actress). 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. Evil Under the Sun, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brummkreisel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Missing Ring or Centipede.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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Events

  • Late Night With David Letterman, debuts on NBC-TV
  • Senegal and the Gambia form a loose confederation known as Senegambia.

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Movies

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Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith, Colin Blakely

Country: United States of America

Making Love

Making Love

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Wendy Hiller

Cannery Row

Cannery Row

Directed by: David S. Ward

Starring: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley, Frank McRae

Death Wish II

Death Wish II

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia, J.D. Cannon

Country: United States of America

The Beast Within

The Beast Within

Directed by: Philippe Mora

Starring: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon

TV Series

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Brummkreisel

Brummkreisel

Darkroom

Darkroom

Directed by: Britt Napier

Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

De película

De película

Starring: Isabel Mestres, Emilio Linder

Country: Spain

3, 2, 1... contacto

3, 2, 1... contacto

Days to next February 01

If February 01, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 7 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Cinderella Complex by Colette Dowling

The Cinderella Complex

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Discusses the psychological desire of many women to be taken care of, to have someone else take the responsibility for them, and the need for women to reeducate themselves out of such dependency

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

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RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

Marco Polo, If You Can by William F. Buckley Jr

Marco Polo, If You Can

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Master of espionage fiction and National Book Award winner William F. Buckley Jr. brings us another in his best-selling series starring the intrepid CIA agent Blackford Oakes.

Laid Back In Washington by Art Buchwald

Laid Back In Washington

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The popular columnist offers his views on the new Washington, and especially on President Reagan and company, noting foibles, fallings out, and fantasies, as well as several noticeable quirks of character

Cujo by Stephen King

Cujo

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The #1 national bestseller for Stephen King’s rabid fans, Cujo “hits the jugular” (New York Times) with the story of a friendly Saint Bernard that is bitten by a sick bat.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Escape from Rungistan

Escape from Rungistan

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Sirius Software

Jack the Giantkiller

Jack the Giantkiller

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze, Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

The Missing Ring

The Missing Ring

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: Datamost

Cave of the Word Wizard

Cave of the Word Wizard

Platform: C64

Genre: Education: Spelling

Publisher: Timeworks, Inc.

Centipede

Centipede

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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