Monday August 16, 1982
US date format: 8/16/1982, UK date format: 16/8/1982
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 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 Cam Gigandet and Todd Haberkorn.
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.
Superstition, directed by James W. Roberson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Paraíso.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frantic or Space Cavern.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 16, 1982?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 16, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
- John Cougar - Hurts So Good
- The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
- Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me
- Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better
- REO Speedwagon - Keep The Fire Burnin'
- Go-Go's - Vacation
- Crosby, Stills & Nash - Wasted On The Way
- Paul McCartney - Take It Away
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Zapp - Dance Floor (Part I)
- Dreamgirls Featuring Jennifer Holliday - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
- Jeffrey Osborne - I Really Don't Need No Light
- Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
- Aretha Franklin - Jump To It
- Ray Parker Jr. - Let Me Go
- Howard Johnson - So Fine
- Paul Oakenfold Presents Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
- Grandmaster Flash - The Message
- Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 16If August 16, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 2 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 16 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 16, 1982?
On August 16, 1982 the day of the week was Monday.
What zodiac sign is August 16, 1982?
On August 16, 1982 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 16, 1982?
On August 16, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 16, 1982?
On August 16, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 16, 1982?
On August 16, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 16, 1982?
On August 16, 1982 several famous people were born including, Cam Gigandet, Todd Haberkorn, Tomohiro Ito.
What was the number one song in August 16, 1982?
The number one song in the week of August 16, 1982 was Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor in US and Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express in UK.
What were the top hits on August 16, 1982?
The top hits on August 16, 1982 were Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor, Hurts So Good by John Cougar, Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band in US and Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express, Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor, Fame by Irene Cara in UK.