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Monday 16 August 1982

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 16, 1982). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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 How To Make Love To A Woman by Michael Morgenstern was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Paraíso. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Spartans or David's Midnight Magic.
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Directed by: James W. Roberson

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

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Dear Mr. Wonderful

Directed by: Peter Lilienthal

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

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The Beastmaster

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, John Amos

Country: United States

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Country: United States

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Manhattan Baby

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Christopher Connelly, Laura Lenzi, Brigitta Boccoli, Giovanni Frezza

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The 20th Century Remembered

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Born to the Wind

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 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
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 16, 1982 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1982 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
  2. John Cougar - Hurts So Good
  3. Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band
  4. Hold Me - Fleetwood Mac
  5. Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
  6. Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better
  7. Keep The Fire Burnin' - REO Speedwagon
  8. Go-Go's - Vacation
  9. Wasted On The Way - Crosby, Stills & Nash
  10. Paul McCartney - Take It Away
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Zapp - Dance Floor (Part I)
  2. And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going - Dreamgirls Featuring Jennifer Holliday
  3. Jeffrey Osborne - I Really Don't Need No Light
  4. Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
  5. Aretha Franklin - Jump To It
  6. Ray Parker Jr. - Let Me Go
  7. So Fine - Howard Johnson
  8. Planet Rock - Paul Oakenfold Presents Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
  9. Grandmaster Flash - The Message
  10. Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express
  2. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
  3. Irene Cara - Fame
  4. Yazoo - Don't Go
  5. Hot Chocolate - It Started With A Kiss


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

How To Make Love To A Woman

By: Michael Morgenstern

Michael Morgenstern asked women all over the country, from all walks of life, and discovered the answers men seek. Learn what women find sexy in a man; how to seduce with

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By: Robert Lacey

The story is part that of the girl next door, part fairy tale, but Diana Spencer has captured the heart and imagination of the world.

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The Parsifal Mosaic

By: Robert Ludlum

Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

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North And South

By: John Jakes

The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Felix in the Factory

Felix in the Factory

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Memotech MTX

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Power

David's Midnight Magic

David's Midnight Magic

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 Atari 8-bit

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Brøderbund Software Ariolasoft

Black Widow

Black Widow

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Multidirectional shooter

Publisher: Atari

Space Spartans

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Mattel / Sears

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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

Home videos

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Charlotte's Web

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Rocky III

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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Fun and Fancy Free

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