Friday September 17, 1982

US date format: 9/17/1982, UK date format: 17/9/1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Regina Deutinger and Stéphanie Bédard. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Hard To Say I'm Sorry by Chicago. In UK Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor was in the top 5 hits. Nikaah, directed by B.R. Chopra, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Lace by Shirley Conran was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching At the Movies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Snapper or Chopper Command.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • New Jersey Devils' first exhibition game, beating the Washington Capitals 3-1 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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Movies

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Nikaah

Nikaah

Directed by: B.R. Chopra

Starring: Raj Babbar, Deepak Parashar, Asrani, Heena Kausar

Scrubbers

Scrubbers

Directed by: Mai Zetterling

Starring: Amanda York, Chrissie Cotterill, Elizabeth Edmonds, Kate Ingram

Tempest

Tempest

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, Vittorio Gassman

We of the Never Never

We of the Never Never

Directed by: Igor Auzins

Starring: Angela Punch McGregor, Arthur Dignam, Martin Vaughan, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

Smithereens

Smithereens

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Starring: Susan Berman, Brad Rijn, Richard Hell, Nada Despotovich

TV Series

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At the Movies

At the Movies

Starring: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Country: United States of America

Tales of the Gold Monkey

Tales of the Gold Monkey

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Starring: Stephen Collins, Jeff MacKay, Marta DuBois, John Calvin

Country: United States of America

Las aventuras de Frank Buck

Las aventuras de Frank Buck

Family Ties

Family Ties

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Days to next September 17

If September 17, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Lace by Shirley Conran

Lace

By:

"Which one of you bitches is my mother?" Four elegant, successful, and sophisticated women in their forties are called to New York's Pierre Hotel to meet Lili -- a

Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald

Cinnamon Skin

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, Cinnamon Skin is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer

The Prodigal Daughter

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With a will of steel, Polish immigrant Florentyna Rosnovski is indeed Abel's daughter. She shares with her father a love of America, his ideals, and his dream for the future.

The One Tree by Stephen R. Donaldson

The One Tree

By:

My personal book from one of my favorite authors! This RARE FIRST EDITION 1982 COLLECTIBLE is a perfect gift for any Donaldson fan. Book is in great condition with no markings and a tight binding.

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?

Snapper

Snapper

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Acornsoft

Chopper Command

Chopper Command

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

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

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle

Platform: Atari 2600, ColecoVision

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Coleco

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Platform: Atari 2600 Intellivision

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Parker Brothers


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