Sunday August 08, 1982

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

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 8, 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 David Florence and Abbie Cornish. 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 A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Filthy Rich. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventures of Tron or Front Line.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
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Events

  • 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa
  • Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

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Movies

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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

Manhattan Baby

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

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

The Pirate Movie

The Pirate Movie

Directed by: Ken Annakin

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

Country: United States of America

Prem Rog

Prem Rog

Directed by: Raj Kapoor

Starring: Shammi Kapoor, Nanda, Tanuja, Vijayendra Ghatge

An Officer and a Gentleman

An Officer and a Gentleman

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

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

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Filthy Rich

Filthy Rich

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

Country: United States of America

Der Andro-Jäger

Der Andro-Jäger

A Leoa

A Leoa

Turns

Turns

A Filha do Silêncio

A Filha do Silêncio

Days to next August 08

If August 08, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 1 month, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

No Comebacks by Frederick Forsyth

No Comebacks

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Ten Stories from Frederick Forsyth with the Master's touch. Deception, blackmail, murder, revenge - these are the themes of stories that move from London to the coast of Spain, from

Friday by Robert A. Heinlein

Friday

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Engineered from the finest genes, and trained to be a secret courier in a future world, Friday operates over a near-future Earth, where chaos reigns.

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

How To Make Love To A Woman by Michael Morgenstern

How To Make Love To A Woman

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Michael Morgenstern asked women all over the country, from all walks of life, and discovered the answers men seek. Learn what women find sexy in a man; how to seduce with

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Adventures of Tron

Adventures of Tron

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

Arcadians

Arcadians

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Acornsoft

Disco No. 1

Disco No. 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Front Line

Front Line

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, FM-7, MSX, Nintendo Famicom, PC-6001, PC-8801, PC-9801, Sharp X1

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Run and gun

Publisher: Taito

Dragonfire

Dragonfire

Platform: Atari 2600 (original) ColecoVision, VIC-20, Intellivision, TRS-80 Color Computer,

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagic

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 08, 1982?

On August 08, 1982 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 08, 1982?

On August 08, 1982 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 08, 1982?

On August 08, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 08, 1982?

On August 08, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 08, 1982?

On August 08, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 08, 1982?

On August 08, 1982 several famous people were born including, David Florence, Abbie Cornish, Fahadh Faasil.

Which famous people died on August 08, 1982?

Famous people died on August 08, 1982 include, Ferre Grignard, Hermine Heijermans, Valeer van Kerkhove.

What was the number one song in August 08, 1982?

The number one song in the week of August 08, 1982 was Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor in US and Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express in UK.

What were the top hits on August 08, 1982?

The top hits on August 08, 1982 were Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor, Hurts So Good by John Cougar, Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band in US and Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express, Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor, Fame by Irene Cara in UK.


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