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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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

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Movies

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Superstition

Superstition

Directed by: James W. Roberson

Starring: James Houghton, Albert Salmi, Lynn Carlin, Larry Pennell

Dear Mr. Wonderful

Dear Mr. Wonderful

Directed by: Peter Lilienthal

Starring: Joe Pesci, Karen Ludwig, Frank Vincent, Ed O'Ross

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

TV Series

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Paraíso

Paraíso

Miss Candida

Miss Candida

The 20th Century Remembered

The 20th Century Remembered

Hômu suîto hômu

Hômu suîto hômu

Born to the Wind

Born to the Wind

Days to next August 16

If 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.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald

Cinnamon Skin

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, Cinnamon Skin is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

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.

For Special Services by John Gardner

For Special Services

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For the first time in trade paperback—with new introductions—the novels that began John Gardner's career as the author of the thrilling James Bond 007 series.

Eden Burning by Belva Plain

Eden Burning

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She was a girl as beautiful and innocent as her family's lush Caribbean plantation—until she discovered the darkness of desire and became a woman.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Frantic

Frantic

Platform: Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Imagine Software

Space Cavern

Space Cavern

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Games by Apollo

Chopper Command

Chopper Command

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

Space Strike

Space Strike

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Datamost

Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US)

Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

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.


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