Friday October 08, 1982
US date format: 10/8/1982, UK date format: 8/10/1982
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Juliette Chêne and Amy Beth Hayes.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar.
In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits.
Ayaash, directed by Shakti Samanta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Wild America.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mr. F. Lea or Mine Storm.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 08, 1982?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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- Poland bans Solidarity after having suspended it on 13 December 1981.
- New Jersey Devils first victory, beating New York Rangers 3-2 at the Meadowlands Coliseum.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 08, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Cougar - Jack & Diane
- The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
- Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
- Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now?
- Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
- Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
- Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby
- America - You Can Do Magic
- Flock Of Seagulls, A - I Ran (So Far Away)
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Evelyn King - Love Come Down
- The Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me
- The Time - 777-9311
- Grandmaster Flash - The Message
- Jermaine Jackson - Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
- Cheryl Lynn And Luther Vandross - If This World Were Mine
- Kool & The Gang - Big Fun
- Aretha Franklin - Jump To It
- Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin' (every Time You're Near)
- Zapp - Dance Floor (Part I)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next October 08If October 08, 1982 is your birthday you're 37 years, 11 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 17 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?