Wednesday February 17, 1982

US date format: 2/17/1982, UK date format: 17/2/1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 17, 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 Leito Adriano and Mariana Weickert. 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. A Question of Silence, directed by Marleen Gorris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while How To Make Love To A Man by Alexandra Penney was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brummkreisel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3D Tanx or Atlantis.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
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Movies

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A Question of Silence

A Question of Silence

Directed by: Marleen Gorris

Starring: Edda Barends, Nelly Frijda, Henriëtte Tol, Cox Habbema

Barbarosa

Barbarosa

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega, Gilbert Roland

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess

Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith, Colin Blakely

Country: United States of America

Making Love

Making Love

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Wendy Hiller

TV Series

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Brummkreisel

Brummkreisel

Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

I Remember Nelson

I Remember Nelson

Hotel Polan und seine Gäste

Hotel Polan und seine Gäste

The Haunting of Cassie Palmer

The Haunting of Cassie Palmer

Days to next February 17

If February 17, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 7 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 30 days.
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Books

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The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot

The Lord God Made Them All

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The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

Remembrance by Danielle Steel

Remembrance

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Her beloved Italian homeland shattered in the wake of World War II, exquisite Serena, Principessa di San Tibaldo, has nothing left except her name, her ancestry...

The Best Of Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

The Best Of Dear Abby

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A compilation of the most provocative questions and the wisest and wittiest answers to appear in "Dear Abby"'s thirty-three years of syndication.

Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord

Spring Moon

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At a time of mystery and cruelty ... in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise ... a courageous woman triumphs over her world's ultimate tragedy.Behind

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Strike

Star Strike

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Parker Brothers

3D Tanx

3D Tanx

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64, BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: dk'tronics

Countdown to Doom

Countdown to Doom

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, RISC OS, RM Nimbus, PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Acornsoft, Topologika

Atlantis

Atlantis

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Imagic


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