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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 08, 1982?
- 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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- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 08, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire - Titles
- Paul McCartney - Ebony And Ivory
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- Rick Springfield - Don't Talk To Strangers
- The J. Geils Band - Freeze-Frame
- Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny
- Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
- Paul Davis - '65 Love Affair
- Charlene - I've Never Been To Me
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Did It In A Minute
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Richard "Dimples" Fields - If It Ain't One Thing...It's Another
- Atlantic Starr - Circles
- Ray Parker Jr. - The Other Woman
- Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
- Deniece Williams - It's Gonna Take A Miracle
- Stevie Wonder - That Girl
- Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
- Shalamar - A Night To Remember
- Cheri - Murphy's Law
- A Taste Of Honey - I'll Try Something New
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 08If 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.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?