Wednesday 6 January 1982, Epiphany
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Eddie Redmayne and Gilbert Arenas.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John.
In UK Don't You Want Me by The Human League was in the top 5 hits.
Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Bell.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragonfire or Paratrooper.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 January 1982 ?
- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Eddie Redmayne: English actor, model and singer, who started his professional career in both theatre and television roles in the early 2000s and then made his film debut,.
- Gilbert Arenas: American basketball player.
- Tiffany Pollard: American reality television personality.
- Brian Bass: American baseball player.
- William Bonin is convicted of being the Freeway Killer.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
- Rod Stewart - Young Turks
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Stevie Nicks - Leather And Lace
- The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
- George Benson - Turn Your Love Around
- Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble
Top #9 songs in the UK
- Bucks Fizz - The Land Of Make Believe
- The Human League - Don't You Want Me
- Cliff Richard - Daddy's Home
- Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
- Julio Iglesias - Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar)
- Abba - One Of Us
- Adam & The Ants - Ant Rap
- Shakin' Stevens - Oh Julie
- Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
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