Wednesday 8 December 1982
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Hamit Alt?ntop and Jang Ja-yeon.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Mickey by Toni Basil.
In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits.
The Toy, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Powerhouse.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cave of the Word Wizard or Dig Dug.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Malta - Public Holiday.
- Panama - Mother's Day
- Romania - Constitution Day
- Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
- R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
- Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
- Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
- Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)
- Hamit Alt?ntop: Turkish footballer.
- Jang Ja-yeon: South Korean actress (d. 2009).
- Halil Alt?ntop: Turkish footballer.
- Nicki Minaj: Rapper.
- Chrisette Michele: R&B Singer.
- Serena Ryder: Pop Singer
- Alfredo Aceves: American baseball player
- Halil Altıntop: Turkish footballer
- Hamit Altıntop: Turkish footballer
- Noelle Pikus-Pace: American skeleton racer
- Jimmy Rave: American wrestler
- DeeDee Trotter: American athlete
- Frank Wijngaarde: Suriname journalist, murdered.
- Harald Riedewald: Suriname attorney, murdered.
- John Baboeram: Suriname lawyer, murdered.
- Jozef Slagveer: Suriname journalist, murdered.
- Kenneth Goncalves: Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate, murdered.
- Leckie: Suriname scholar, murdered
- Leslie Rahman: Suriname journalist, murdered
- Surendre Rambocus: Suriname army lieutenant, murdered
- Bertus de Harder: Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), dies.
- Marty Robbins: American country-western singer and composer who had 43 records in the Top Ten, composing over 500 songs in a 30-year career. Robbins signed his first record contract in 1952, was a regular on the Grand Ole Opry and a Grammy-winner. In 1982 he was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
- Bram Behr: Surinamese journalist and activist (d. 1982)
- Herman Van Veen: All of Him opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 performances
- Suriname army leader Desi Bouterse murders 15 opponents, including Surendre Rambocus, Suriname army lieutenant; Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist; Kenneth Goncalves, Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate; Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist; John Baboeram, Suriname lawyer; Harald Riedewald, Suriname attorney; Gerald Leckie, Suriname scholar; Cyrill Daal, Suriname worker's union leader; Bram Behr, Suriname revolutionary; AndrT Kamperveen, Suriname minister; and Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname
- Demanding an end to nuclear weapons, Norman Mayer holds the Washington Monument hostage; after ten hours, police kill him; he had no explosives.
- Clark Gilles fails in 7th New York Islanders' penalty shot.
- In Suriname, several opponents of the military government are killed.
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