Friday August 13, 1982

US date format: 8/13/1982, UK date format: 13/8/1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 13, 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 Sebastian Stan and Gil Ofarim. 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 Pitfall! or Bubbles.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
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Events

  • In Hong Kong, health warnings on cigarette packets are made statutory.Clarence Tsui, ''South China Morning Post'', 12/12/99, webpage: ITobacco330.

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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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Music charts

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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 13

If August 13, 1982 is your birthday you're 37 years, 11 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 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

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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?

Deadly Duck

Deadly Duck

Platform: Atari 2600, VIC-20

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: 20th Century Fox Games

Entombed

Entombed

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: US Games

Pitfall!

Pitfall!

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, NES Version 0.83 (Homebrew), ColecoVision, MSX, Commodore 64, Intellivision, Apple II, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Windows Mobile, iOS, Android

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Activision

Bubbles

Bubbles

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Countdown to Doom

Countdown to Doom

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, RISC OS, RM Nimbus, PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Acornsoft, Topologika


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