Wednesday August 11, 1982
US date format: 8/11/1982, UK date format: 11/8/1982
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 11, 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 Grégoire Ludig and Wilko Risser.
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.
The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Born to the Wind.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Demon or Cosmic Ark.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 11, 1982?
- Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
- Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
- Taiwan - Valentine's Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
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- Twins Terry Felton loses and runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)
- A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.
- Surinam recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
- Tom Drake: Actor (Green Years, Warkill), dies of...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 11, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Dreamgirls Featuring Jennifer Holliday - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
- Zapp - Dance Floor (Part I)
- Jeffrey Osborne - I Really Don't Need No Light
- Paul Oakenfold Presents Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
- Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
- Aretha Franklin - Jump To It
- Ray Parker Jr. - Let Me Go
- Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
- Howard Johnson - So Fine
- Cameo - Flirt
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 11If August 11, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 1 month, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 18 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?