Wednesday 17 March 1982, St. Patrick's Day
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Steven Pienaar .
In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits.
Porky's, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Pathfinders by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Q.E.D..
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Miner 2049er or David's Midnight Magic.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Steven Pienaar: South African footballer.
- 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- Journey - Open Arms
- The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
- Stevie Wonder - That Girl
- Air Supply - Sweet Dreams
- Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
- Olivia Newton-John - Make A Move On Me
- Diana Ross - Mirror, Mirror
- The Cars - Shake It Up
- Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
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