Sunday October 17, 1982

US date format: 10/17/1982, UK date format: 17/10/1982

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Nick Riewoldt and Marion Rolland. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. First Blood, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Nibbler or Fast Food.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Events

  • 1st live orchestra on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)
  • Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series

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Movies

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First Blood

First Blood

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

Country: United States of America

The Sender

The Sender

Directed by: Roger Christian

Starring: Kathryn Harrold, Zeljko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman

Antonieta

Antonieta

Directed by: Carlos Saura

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Hanna Schygulla, Ignacio López Tarso, Carlos Bracho

Monsignor

Monsignor

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Geneviève Bujold, Fernando Rey, Jason Miller

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace

Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy, Michael Currie

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Wild America

Wild America

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States of America

Juinen

Juinen

Squadron

Squadron

The Quest

The Quest

Beyond the Magic Door

Beyond the Magic Door

Days to next October 17

If October 17, 1982 is your birthday you're 37 years, 11 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

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1982 First Edition, Scholastic Book Services. Paperback. ISBN: 0590374085.

Different Seasons by Stephen King

Different Seasons

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From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas…“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge…the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award

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

When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

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When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions:

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Nibbler

Nibbler

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation

Reactor

Reactor

Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Gottlieb

Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Platform: Arcade (original) Atari 8-bit Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sun Electronics, Atari

Demon

Demon

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Rock-Ola

Fast Food

Fast Food

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 17, 1982?

On October 17, 1982 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is October 17, 1982?

On October 17, 1982 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 17, 1982?

On October 17, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 17, 1982?

On October 17, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 17, 1982?

On October 17, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 17, 1982?

On October 17, 1982 several famous people were born including, Nick Riewoldt, Marion Rolland, Benjamin Cook.

Which famous people died on October 17, 1982?

Famous people died on October 17, 1982 include, Peterus van Doorne.

What was the number one song in October 17, 1982?

The number one song in the week of October 17, 1982 was Jack & Diane by John Cougar in US and Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth in UK.

What were the top hits on October 17, 1982?

The top hits on October 17, 1982 were Jack & Diane by John Cougar, Who Can It Be Now? by Men At Work, Eye In The Sky by The Alan Parsons Project in US and Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? by Culture Club, Zoom by Fat Larry's Band in UK.


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