Wednesday 13 October 1982
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ian Thorpe and Kevin Clifton.
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.
Stalker, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Cloak Of Darkness by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Wild America.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Climber or Dungeons of Daggorath.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 October 1982 ?
- 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)
- John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
- Ian Thorpe: Australian swimmer, an Olympic-2000 hopeful in the 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle events.
- Kevin Clifton: Dancer.
- Mika Hijii: Japanese actress and model.
- Antonio Pavanello: Italian rugby player.
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Cougar - Jack & Diane
- Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now?
- The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
- Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
- Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
- Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby
- America - You Can Do Magic
- Olivia Newton-John - Heart Attack
- Flock Of Seagulls, A - I Ran (So Far Away)
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