Tuesday May 04, 1982

US date format: 5/4/1982, UK date format: 4/5/1982

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 4, 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 Rasheeda and Hector King. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Chariots Of Fire - Titles by Vangelis. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. The Return of Martin Guerre, directed by Daniel Vigne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Years Of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Los gozos y las sombras. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Nibbler or Karate.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
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Events

  • British torpedo boat Sheffield off Falkland hit by Exocet rocket
  • Nordiques 2 - Isles 4 - Semifinals - Isles win series 4-0
  • Twenty sailors are killed when the British Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield is hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the Falklands War.

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Movies

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The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre

Directed by: Daniel Vigne

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Maurice Barrier, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

The Return of the Soldier

The Return of the Soldier

Directed by: Alan Bridges

Starring: Julie Christie, Glenda Jackson, Ann-Margret, Alan Bates

The House Where Evil Dwells

The House Where Evil Dwells

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Edward Albert, Susan George, Doug McClure, Amy Barrett

Big Meat Eater

Big Meat Eater

Directed by: Chris Windsor

Starring: Clarence 'Big' Miller, George Dawson, Andrew Gillies, Stephen Dimopoulos

Tag: The Assassination Game

Tag: The Assassination Game

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Robert Carradine, Linda Hamilton, Kristine DeBell, Perry Lang

TV Series

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Los gozos y las sombras

Los gozos y las sombras

Starring: Eusebio Poncela, Carlos Larrañaga, Charo López, Rafael Alonso

Country: Spain

Middletown

Middletown

Directed by: Brian Kirk

Flashback

Flashback

Directed by: Franco Amurri

Schwarz Rot Gold

Schwarz Rot Gold

Starring: Uwe Friedrichsen, Edgar Bessen, George Meyer-Goll, Siegfried Kernen

Vila Faia

Vila Faia

Days to next May 04

If May 04, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 4 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Years Of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger

Years Of Upheaval

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In Years of Upheaval Henry Kissinger recalls the turbulent years of the second Administration of Richard Nixon, which began on 20 January 1973.

At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange

At Dawn We Slept

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At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S.

The I Love New York Diet by Bess Myerson and Bill Adler

The I Love New York Diet

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Safer than the FAD diet and it works better. Recommended by leading drs.

Twice Shy by Dick Francis

Twice Shy

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A computerized horse-betting system falls into Jonathan Derry's hands--and unless he returns it to the rightful owners, the odds of his survival are slim to none.

Celebrity by Thomas Thompson

Celebrity

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A story of three young men whose graduation spree results in violence that haunts their march to celebrity. The three go their separate ways.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Nibbler

Nibbler

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Chicken!

Chicken!

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

Karate

Karate

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Ultravision (later re-released by Froggo)

Demon

Demon

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Rock-Ola


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