Friday December 03, 1982

US date format: 12/3/1982, UK date format: 3/12/1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 3, 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 Michael Essien and Jake Hager. 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 Gopher or Pole Position.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Day of Disabled Persons - [1]
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Francis Xavier; also Saint Birinus

Events

  • New Jersey Devils 1st hat trick (Steve Tambellini)
  • 35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record).
  • Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez.
  • A final soil sample is taken from the site of Times Beach, Missouri. It is found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.

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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

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 03

If December 03, 1982 is your birthday you're 37 years, 9 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 2 days.
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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?

Gopher

Gopher

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: US Games

Bolo

Bolo

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Action (4-directional scroller)

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Pole Position

Pole Position

Platform: Arcade, Atari consoles, Home computers

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

Space Defender

Space Defender

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Bel-Air Software

Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong Jr.

Platform: Arcade, Other

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 03, 1982?

On December 03, 1982 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 03, 1982?

On December 03, 1982 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 03, 1982?

On December 03, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 03, 1982?

On December 03, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 03, 1982?

On December 03, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 03, 1982?

On December 03, 1982 several famous people were born including, Michael Essien, Jake Hager, Alice Pol.

What was the number one song in December 03, 1982?

The number one song in the week of December 03, 1982 was Truly by Lionel Richie in US and Save Your Love by Renee & Renato in UK.

What were the top hits on December 03, 1982?

The top hits on December 03, 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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