Wednesday October 13, 1982

US date format: 10/13/1982, UK date format: 13/10/1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Ian Thorpe and Monica Hansen. 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. First Blood, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Penetrator or Amidar.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • IOC restores 2 gold medals from 1912 Olympics to Jim Thorpe
  • New Jersey Devils first short handed goal-Don Lever.
  • The Ford Sierra automobile is launched in Europe. It replaces the Ford Cortina.

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Movies

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First Blood

First Blood

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

Country: United States of America

The Sender

The Sender

Directed by: Roger Christian

Starring: Kathryn Harrold, Zeljko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman

Antonieta

Antonieta

Directed by: Carlos Saura

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Hanna Schygulla, Ignacio López Tarso, Carlos Bracho

Monsignor

Monsignor

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Geneviève Bujold, Fernando Rey, Jason Miller

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace

Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy, Michael Currie

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Wild America

Wild America

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States of America

Juinen

Juinen

Squadron

Squadron

The Quest

The Quest

Beyond the Magic Door

Beyond the Magic Door

Days to next October 13

If October 13, 1982 is your birthday you're 37 years, 11 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

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1982 First Edition, Scholastic Book Services. Paperback. ISBN: 0590374085.

Different Seasons by Stephen King

Different Seasons

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From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas…“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge…the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award

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

When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

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When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions:

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Motor Mania

Motor Mania

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: UMI (United Microware Industries)

Penetrator

Penetrator

Platform: ZX Spectrum (original) Commodore 64 TRS-80

Genre: Horizontal;y scrolling shooter

Publisher: Melbourne House (1982)

Amidar

Amidar

Platform: Arcade Console: Atari 2600, Casio PV-1000, Xbox 360 (as part of Game Room)

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Stern, Olympia (North America)

B-17 Bomber

B-17 Bomber

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

Phantom Slayer

Phantom Slayer

Platform: Dragon 32/64 TRS-80

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Microdeal

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 13, 1982?

On October 13, 1982 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 13, 1982?

On October 13, 1982 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 13, 1982?

On October 13, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 13, 1982?

On October 13, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 13, 1982?

On October 13, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 13, 1982?

On October 13, 1982 several famous people were born including, Ian Thorpe, Monica Hansen, Kevin Clifton.

What was the number one song in October 13, 1982?

The number one song in the week of October 13, 1982 was Jack & Diane by John Cougar in US and Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth in UK.

What were the top hits on October 13, 1982?

The top hits on October 13, 1982 were Jack & Diane by John Cougar, Who Can It Be Now? by Men At Work, Eye In The Sky by The Alan Parsons Project in US and Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? by Culture Club, Zoom by Fat Larry's Band in UK.


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