Sunday 14 February 1982, Valentine's Day
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Marian Gaborik and Tati Westbrook.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band.
In UK A Town Called Malice / Precious by The Jam was in the top 5 hits.
Death Wish II, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nepokoreni grad.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Centipede or Raiders of the Lost Ark.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 February 1982 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Marian Gaborik: Slovak hockey player.
- Tati Westbrook: YouTube Star.
- Marián Gáborík: Slovak ice hockey player.
- John Halls: English footballer and fashion model.
- Andrei Jämsä: Estonian rower.
- Lenka Tvarošková: Slovak tennis player
- Henk Schaer [Hendricus J M Schaareman]: Dutch actor, dies at age 79.
- Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Journey - Open Arms
- George Benson - Turn Your Love Around
- The Cars - Shake It Up
- Juice Newton - The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)
- Olivia Newton-John - Physical
- Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
- Air Supply - Sweet Dreams
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