Saturday May 08, 1982

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

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Christina Cole and Adrian Gonzalez (baseball). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Chariots Of Fire - Titles by Vangelis. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. The Return of Martin Guerre, directed by Daniel Vigne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Years Of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger 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 Baby Pac-Man or The Missing Ring.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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Events

  • Canucks 5-Isles 6 (OT) - Stanley Cup - Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • Spanish priest Juan María Fernández y Krohn tries to stab Pope John Paul II with a bayonet during the latter's pilgrimage to the shrine at Fatima.
  • Braniff International Airways is declared bankrupt and ceases all flights.

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Movies

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The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre

Directed by: Daniel Vigne

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Maurice Barrier, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

The Return of the Soldier

The Return of the Soldier

Directed by: Alan Bridges

Starring: Julie Christie, Glenda Jackson, Ann-Margret, Alan Bates

The House Where Evil Dwells

The House Where Evil Dwells

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Edward Albert, Susan George, Doug McClure, Amy Barrett

Big Meat Eater

Big Meat Eater

Directed by: Chris Windsor

Starring: Clarence 'Big' Miller, George Dawson, Andrew Gillies, Stephen Dimopoulos

Tag: The Assassination Game

Tag: The Assassination Game

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Robert Carradine, Linda Hamilton, Kristine DeBell, Perry Lang

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

Schwarz Rot Gold

Schwarz Rot Gold

Starring: Uwe Friedrichsen, Edgar Bessen, George Meyer-Goll, Siegfried Kernen

Vila Faia

Vila Faia

Days to next May 08

If May 08, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 4 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Years Of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger

Years Of Upheaval

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In Years of Upheaval Henry Kissinger recalls the turbulent years of the second Administration of Richard Nixon, which began on 20 January 1973.

At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange

At Dawn We Slept

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At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S.

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.

Twice Shy by Dick Francis

Twice Shy

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A computerized horse-betting system falls into Jonathan Derry's hands--and unless he returns it to the rightful owners, the odds of his survival are slim to none.

Celebrity by Thomas Thompson

Celebrity

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A story of three young men whose graduation spree results in violence that haunts their march to celebrity. The three go their separate ways.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Snack Attack

Snack Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Datamost

Baby Pac-Man

Baby Pac-Man

Genre: Maze/Pinball

Publisher: Bally Midway

The Missing Ring

The Missing Ring

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: Datamost

Cave of the Word Wizard

Cave of the Word Wizard

Platform: C64

Genre: Education: Spelling

Publisher: Timeworks, Inc.

Legionnaire

Legionnaire

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Apple II

Genre: strategy, real-time tactics

Publisher: Avalon Hill


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