Saturday January 16, 1982

US date format: 1/16/1982, UK date format: 16/1/1982

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Birgitte Hjort Sørensen and Birgitte Sorensen. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Shoot the Moon, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Last Song. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain or Journey to the Planets.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand

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Famous Deaths

  • Red Smith: American sportswriter; a humorous, famed...

Movies

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Shoot the Moon

Shoot the Moon

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen, Peter Weller

Borotalco

Borotalco

Directed by: Carlo Verdone

Starring: Carlo Verdone, Eleonora Giorgi, Christian De Sica, Angelo Infanti

Vice Squad

Vice Squad

Directed by: Gary Sherman

Starring: Season Hubley, Gary Swanson, Wings Hauser, Pepe Serna

A Stranger Is Watching

A Stranger Is Watching

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

Starring: Kate Mulgrew, Rip Torn, James Naughton, Shawn von Schreiber

The Seduction

The Seduction

Directed by: David Schmoeller

Starring: Morgan Fairchild, Michael Sarrazin, Vince Edwards, Andrew Stevens

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TV Series

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The Last Song

The Last Song

Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson

Darkroom

Darkroom

Directed by: Britt Napier

Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

Doktorka na selu

Doktorka na selu

Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen

Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen

Days to next January 16

If January 16, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 8 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Elvis by Albert Goldman

Elvis

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God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert

God Emperor Of Dune

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Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity

The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

The Hotel New Hampshire

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“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough

An Indecent Obsession

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At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action-adventure[1]

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

The Missing Ring

The Missing Ring

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: Datamost

Journey to the Planets

Journey to the Planets

Platform: Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Space Adventure Action Puzzle

Publisher: JV Software, Inc., Roklan Software

Leprechaun

Leprechaun

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Moppet Video,[1] Taiyo System

Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong Jr.

Platform: Arcade, Other

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 16, 1982?

On January 16, 1982 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is January 16, 1982?

On January 16, 1982 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 16, 1982?

On January 16, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 16, 1982?

On January 16, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 16, 1982?

On January 16, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 16, 1982?

On January 16, 1982 several famous people were born including, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Max Joseph, Birgitte Sorensen.

Which famous people died on January 16, 1982?

Famous people died on January 16, 1982 include, Red Smith.

What was the number one song in January 16, 1982?

The number one song in the week of January 16, 1982 was Physical by Olivia Newton-John in US and The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz in UK.

What were the top hits on January 16, 1982?

The top hits on January 16, 1982 were Physical by Olivia Newton-John, Waiting For A Girl Like You by Foreigner, Let's Groove by Earth, Wind & Fire in US and The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz, Don't You Want Me by The Human League, Get Down On It by Kool & The Gang in UK.


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