Tuesday April 06, 1982

US date format: 4/6/1982, UK date format: 6/4/1982

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 6, 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 Alana Austin and Michael Guy Chislett. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Long zhi ren zhe, directed by Corey Yuen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Happy To Be Here by Garrison Keillor 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 Space Spartans or Paratrooper.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Isolde
  • Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
  • The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
  • In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
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Events

  • Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
  • Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota: 52,279.
  • A blizzard unprecedented in size for April dumps 1-2 feet of snow on the northeastern U.S., closing schools and businesses, snarling traffic, and canceling several major league baseball games.
  • Estonian Communist Party bureau declares ''fight against bourgeois TV'' -- meaning Finnish TV -- a top priority of the propagandists of Estonian SSR
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Movies

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Long zhi ren zhe

Long zhi ren zhe

Directed by: Corey Yuen

Starring: Hiroyuki Sanada, Conan Lee, Jang Lee Hwang, Kaname Tsushima

Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant

Directed by: Michel Drach

Starring: Claude Brasseur, Jean Carmet, Miou-Miou, Simone Signoret

Starstruck

Starstruck

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Starring: Jo Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Margo Lee, Max Cullen

Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman

Country: United States of America

Angel

Angel

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Starring: Veronica Quilligan, Stephen Rea, Alan Devlin, Peter Caffrey

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

Brummkreisel

Brummkreisel

No Soap, Radio

No Soap, Radio

Days to next April 06

If April 06, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 4 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 23 days.
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Books

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Happy To Be Here by Garrison Keillor

Happy To Be Here

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“Keillor’s best stuff is clean (in the sense that lines are clean), down to earth, exquisitely good-hearted, highly ludicrous, and as labored as nitrous oxide….

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

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When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions:

Thy Brother'S Wife by Andrew M. Greeley

Thy Brother'S Wife

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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

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cave of the Word Wizard

Cave of the Word Wizard

Platform: C64

Genre: Education: Spelling

Publisher: Timeworks, Inc.

Space Spartans

Space Spartans

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Mattel / Sears

Devil Fish

Devil Fish

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Artic Electronics

Paratrooper

Paratrooper

Platform: PC Booter

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Orion Software

Box cover of Atari 2600 port

Box cover of Atari 2600 port

Platform: Arcade, Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, IBM PC, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Action game Side-scrolling platformer

Publisher: Taito


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