Tuesday January 12, 1982

US date format: 1/12/1982, UK date format: 12/1/1982

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Paul-Henri Mathieu and Dontrelle Willis. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Shoot the Moon, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Last Song. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dig Dug or Leprechaun.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day

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Movies

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Shoot the Moon

Shoot the Moon

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen, Peter Weller

Borotalco

Borotalco

Directed by: Carlo Verdone

Starring: Carlo Verdone, Eleonora Giorgi, Christian De Sica, Angelo Infanti

Vice Squad

Vice Squad

Directed by: Gary Sherman

Starring: Season Hubley, Gary Swanson, Wings Hauser, Pepe Serna

A Stranger Is Watching

A Stranger Is Watching

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Kate Mulgrew, Rip Torn, James Naughton, Shawn von Schreiber

The Seduction

The Seduction

Directed by: David Schmoeller

Starring: Morgan Fairchild, Michael Sarrazin, Vince Edwards, Andrew Stevens

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TV Series

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The Last Song

The Last Song

Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson

Darkroom

Darkroom

Directed by: Britt Napier

Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

Doktorka na selu

Doktorka na selu

Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen

Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen

Days to next January 12

If January 12, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 8 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Elvis by Albert Goldman

Elvis

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God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert

God Emperor Of Dune

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Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity

The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

The Hotel New Hampshire

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“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough

An Indecent Obsession

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At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Platform: Arcade, Other

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari, Inc.

Baby Pac-Man

Baby Pac-Man

Genre: Maze/Pinball

Publisher: Bally Midway

Leprechaun

Leprechaun

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Moppet Video,[1] Taiyo System

Phaser Patrol

Phaser Patrol

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Small spacecraft simulation

Publisher: Starpath

Demon Attack

Demon Attack

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, Intellivision, Odyssey², PC Booter, Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, TRS-80.

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Imagic


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