Thursday December 02, 1982

US date format: 12/2/1982, UK date format: 2/12/1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 2, 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 Nicola Tappenden and Michelle Banzer. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Truly by Lionel Richie. In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. The Verdict, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Second Heaven by Judith Guest was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragonstomper or Escape.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Laos - National Day
  • United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
  • R.C. Saints - St Bibiana

Events

  • 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (University of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
  • At the University of Utah, 61-year-old retired dentist Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart (he will live for 112 days with the device).

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Movies

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The Verdict

The Verdict

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason

Country: United States of America

Sophie's Choice

Sophie's Choice

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin

Country: United States of America

48 Hrs.

48 Hrs.

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae

Country: United States of America

Airplane II: The Sequel

Airplane II: The Sequel

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr

Country: United States of America

The Toy

The Toy

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on December 02, 1982

Sport Games on December 02, 1982


NFL

American Football
  • San Francisco 49ers - Los Angeles Rams : 30 - 24
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TV Series

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Wild America

Wild America

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States of America

Powerhouse

Powerhouse

Starring: Michael Mack, Domenica Galati, Michael Wikes, Jason Kravits

Country: United States of America

Een stor familie

Een stor familie

Hellseher wider Willen

Hellseher wider Willen

Campeão

Campeão

Days to next December 02

If December 02, 1982 is your birthday you're 37 years, 9 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Second Heaven by Judith Guest

Second Heaven

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Attorney Michael Atwood, divorced father of two, joins with divorcee Cat Holzman to help Gale Murray, a deeply troubled boy trapped by his parents, the law, and despair

Different Seasons by Stephen King

Different Seasons

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From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas…“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge…the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award

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.

The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf by Leo Buscaglia

The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf

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This story by Leo Buscaglia is a warm, wonderfully wise and strikingly simple story about a leaf names Freddie. How Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally

Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning

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Living Loving and Learning is a delightful collection of Leo Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981. Parts of them have appeared in books and magazine articles, but this is the only complete collection.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dragonstomper

Dragonstomper

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Starpath

Firebug

Firebug

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: MUSE Software

Armor Ambush

Armor Ambush

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: M-Network

Escape

Escape

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade , Maze game

Publisher: New Generation Software

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Platform: Atari 2600 Intellivision

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Parker Brothers

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 02, 1982?

On December 02, 1982 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 02, 1982?

On December 02, 1982 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 02, 1982?

On December 02, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 02, 1982?

On December 02, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 02, 1982?

On December 02, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 02, 1982?

On December 02, 1982 several famous people were born including, Nicola Tappenden, Christos Karipidis, Michelle Banzer.

Which famous people died on December 02, 1982?

Famous people died on December 02, 1982 include, David Blue, Marty Feldman.

What was the number one song in December 02, 1982?

The number one song in the week of December 02, 1982 was Truly by Lionel Richie in US and Save Your Love by Renee & Renato in UK.

What were the top hits on December 02, 1982?

The top hits on December 02, 1982 were Truly by Lionel Richie, Gloria by Laura Branigan, Mickey by Toni Basil in US and Save Your Love by Renee & Renato, Beat Surrender by The Jam, Mirror Man by The Human League in UK.


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