Thursday August 12, 1982

US date format: 8/12/1982, UK date format: 12/8/1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 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 Miki Komori and Maria José Martinez Sanchez. 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 Centipede or Popeye.
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Historical Events

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  • Heavy Israeli bombardement of Beirut
  • Mexico announces it is unable to pay its enormous external debt, marking the beginning of a debt crisis that spreads to all of Latin America and the Third World.

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Movies

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The Beastmaster

The Beastmaster

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, John Amos

Country: United States of America

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Country: United States of America

Manhattan Baby

Manhattan Baby

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Christopher Connelly, Laura Lenzi, Brigitta Boccoli, Giovanni Frezza

The Pirate Movie

The Pirate Movie

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr

Country: United States of America

Prem Rog

Prem Rog

Directed by: Raj Kapoor

Starring: Shammi Kapoor, Nanda, Tanuja, Vijayendra Ghatge

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TV Series

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Born to the Wind

Born to the Wind

Chitrahaar

Chitrahaar

Es muß nicht immer Mord sein

Es muß nicht immer Mord sein

Les moineau et les Pinson

Les moineau et les Pinson

Alpo ja Jussi

Alpo ja Jussi

Days to next August 12

If August 12, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 2 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer

The Prodigal Daughter

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With a will of steel, Polish immigrant Florentyna Rosnovski is indeed Abel's daughter. She shares with her father a love of America, his ideals, and his dream for the future.

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.

The One Tree by Stephen R. Donaldson

The One Tree

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My personal book from one of my favorite authors! This RARE FIRST EDITION 1982 COLLECTIBLE is a perfect gift for any Donaldson fan. Book is in great condition with no markings and a tight binding.

Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

Life Extension

By:

Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach, by Pearson, Durk and Sandy Shaw

Thy Brother'S Wife by Andrew M. Greeley

Thy Brother'S Wife

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The direction of Paul and Sean Cronin's lives was shaped the day their father, a self-made multimillionaire, decided that one of his boys would grow up to be a cardinal while

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Snack Attack

Snack Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Datamost

Centipede

Centipede

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Popeye

Popeye

Platform: Arcade, C64, NES, Magnavox Odyssey², ColecoVision, Atari 2600

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

Black Widow

Black Widow

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Multidirectional shooter

Publisher: Atari

Spider Fighter

Spider Fighter

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 12, 1982?

On August 12, 1982 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 12, 1982?

On August 12, 1982 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 12, 1982?

On August 12, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 12, 1982?

On August 12, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 12, 1982?

On August 12, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 12, 1982?

On August 12, 1982 several famous people were born including, Miki Komori, Maria José Martinez Sanchez, Iza Calzado.

Which famous people died on August 12, 1982?

Famous people died on August 12, 1982 include, Henry Fonda, Varlam Shalamov, Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska.

What was the number one song in August 12, 1982?

The number one song in the week of August 12, 1982 was Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor in US and Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express in UK.

What were the top hits on August 12, 1982?

The top hits on August 12, 1982 were Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor, Hurts So Good by John Cougar, Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band in US and Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express, Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor, Fame by Irene Cara in UK.


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