Friday 2 April 1982
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Péroline Garino and David Ferrer.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits.
Cat People, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tuesday Night Fights.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US) or River Raid.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 April 1982 ?
- JP and Trang in Valleyfair
- Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
- Blessed Arnold of Leuven
- International Children's Book Day
- Saint Genoveva of Brabant (+1760)
- Malvinas Day in Argentina.
- Sizdah be dar in Iran
- Péroline Garino: French criminal accomplice, the girlfriend of Stéphane Krauth, convicted for being complicit in his rape, murder and incineration of 16-year-old schoolgirl Karine Schaaff on 22 July 2001 in Bitche, France.
- David Ferrer: Tennis Player.
- Leyla Milani: Canadian actress and model.
- Marco Amelia: Italian footballer.
- Jeremy Bloom: American football player and skier.
- Bianca Chatfield: Australian netball player
- Jack Evans: American professional wrestler
- Shanti Lowry: American actress and dancer
- Jenny Ryan: British quizzer
- Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands
- Several thousand Argentine troops seize the disputed Falkland (Malvinas) Islands.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- Journey - Open Arms
- Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
- Stevie Wonder - That Girl
- Olivia Newton-John - Make A Move On Me
- Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire - Titles
- The J. Geils Band - Freeze-Frame
- Rick Springfield - Don't Talk To Strangers
- Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
- Bertie Higgins - Key Largo
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