Thursday August 05, 1982

US date format: 8/5/1982, UK date format: 5/8/1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 5, 1982). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lolo Jones and Daniel Rossen. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Princess by Robert Lacey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Filthy Rich. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bachelor Party or Mars Cars.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Country: United States of America

Manhattan Baby

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Christopher Connelly, Laura Lenzi, Brigitta Boccoli, Giovanni Frezza

The Pirate Movie

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr

Country: United States of America

Prem Rog

Directed by: Raj Kapoor

Starring: Shammi Kapoor, Nanda, Tanuja, Vijayendra Ghatge

An Officer and a Gentleman

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 05, 1982?


  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
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  • Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager

    Famous Deaths

  • Wanda Rotha: Actress (Mrs Fitzherbert), dies at 72.

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Filthy Rich

Written by: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

Starring: Dixie Carter, Charles Frank, Jerry Hardin, Michael Lombard

Country: United States of America

Der Andro-Jäger

A Filha do Silêncio


A Leoa

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?


By: Robert Lacey

The story is part that of the girl next door, part fairy tale, but Diana Spencer has captured the heart and imagination of the world.

Eden Burning

By: Belva Plain

She was a girl as beautiful and innocent as her family's lush Caribbean plantation—until she discovered the darkness of desire and became a woman.

Life Extension

By: Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

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

The Case Of Lucy Bending

By: Lawrence Sanders

Near perfect spine. Bright clean cover with light edge wear. Text is perfect. Same day shipping first class from AZ.

Thy Brother'S Wife

By: Andrew M. Greeley

The direction of Paul and Sean Cronin's lives was shaped the day their father, a self-made multimillionaire, decided that one of his boys would grow up to be a cardinal while


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mars Cars

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Action

Publisher: Datamost

Frogs and Flies

Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

Bachelor Party

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adult

Publisher: Mystique

Crazy Chase (Europe) K.C.'s Krazy Chase! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Platform: Arcade

Genre: action game

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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