Friday October 01, 1982

US date format: 10/1/1982, UK date format: 1/10/1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Tyran Richard and Aleksandar Đuričić. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. My Favorite Year, directed by Richard Benjamin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Crossings by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Space Cobra. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Snapper or Disco No. 1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Events

  • Sony launches the first consumer compact disc player (model CDP-101).
  • EPCOT Center opens, at Walt Disney World in Florida. It has two main sections, Future World, and World Showcase. It cost more than US$1.2 billion to build.
  • Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a Constructive Vote of No Confidence.

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Movies

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My Favorite Year

My Favorite Year

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna

Split Image

Split Image

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Michael O'Keefe, Karen Allen, Peter Fonda, James Woods

The Entity

The Entity

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, David Labiosa, George Coe

Country: United States of America

Hey Good Lookin'

Hey Good Lookin'

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Richard Romanus, David Proval, Jesse Welles, Tina Romanus

Blood Song

Blood Song

Directed by: Alan J. Levi

Starring: Donna Wilkes, Richard Jaeckel, Antoinette Bower, Dane Clark

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TV Series

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Space Cobra

Space Cobra

Starring: Nachi Nozawa

Country: Japan

Chôjikû Yôsai Macross

Chôjikû Yôsai Macross

Starring: Arihiro Hase, Mari Iijima, Shô Hayami

Country: Japan

Voyagers!

Voyagers!

CBS News Nightwatch

CBS News Nightwatch

Tucker's Witch

Tucker's Witch

Days to next October 01

If October 01, 1982 is your birthday you're 37 years, 11 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Crossings by Danielle Steel

Crossings

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Despite rumors of impending war, the majestic ship Normandie makes its transatlantic voyage from Washington D.C., to France.

Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

Life Extension

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Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach, by Pearson, Durk and Sandy Shaw

The Valley Of Horses by Jean M. Auel

The Valley Of Horses

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This unforgettable odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman.

Indecent Exposure by David McClintick

Indecent Exposure

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When the head of Columbia Pictures, David Begelman, got caught forging Cliff Robertson's name on a $10,000 check, it seemed, at first, like a simple case of embezzlement.

Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon

Master of the Game

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WHO IS KATE BLACKWELL?She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Snapper

Snapper

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Acornsoft

Crazy Climber

Crazy Climber

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001, Atari 2600, Famicom, Sharp X68000, WonderSwan, Virtual Console, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Vertically scrolling video game

Publisher: Nichibutsu (Nihon Bussan Co. Ltd.) HAMSTER Corporation

Disco No. 1

Disco No. 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

B-17 Bomber

B-17 Bomber

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

Front Line

Front Line

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, FM-7, MSX, Nintendo Famicom, PC-6001, PC-8801, PC-9801, Sharp X1

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Run and gun

Publisher: Taito

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 01, 1982?

On October 01, 1982 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 01, 1982?

On October 01, 1982 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 01, 1982?

On October 01, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 01, 1982?

On October 01, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 01, 1982?

On October 01, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 01, 1982?

On October 01, 1982 several famous people were born including, Tyran Richard, Sandra Oxenryd, Aleksandar Đuričić.

What was the number one song in October 01, 1982?

The number one song in the week of October 01, 1982 was Jack & Diane by John Cougar in US and Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth in UK.

What were the top hits on October 01, 1982?

The top hits on October 01, 1982 were Jack & Diane by John Cougar, Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band, Hard To Say I'm Sorry by Chicago in US and Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? by Culture Club, Zoom by Fat Larry's Band in UK.


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