Sunday April 18, 1982

US date format: 4/18/1982, UK date format: 18/4/1982

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 18, 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 Marie-Élaine Thibert and Scott Hartnell. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Tag: The Assassination Game, directed by Nick Castle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while What Every Woman Should Know About Men by Joyce Brothers was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Los gozos y las sombras. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dungeons of Daggorath or Space Strike.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Werner (d. 1287)
  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
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Events

  • Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
  • Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Houston Astros).
  • Zimbabwe capital Salisbury renamed Harare.

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Movies

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Tag: The Assassination Game

Tag: The Assassination Game

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Robert Carradine, Linda Hamilton, Kristine DeBell, Perry Lang

Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours

Directed by: Jean-Claude Lord

Starring: Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl, William Shatner

Oasis of the Zombies

Oasis of the Zombies

Directed by: Jesús Franco

Starring: Manuel Gélin, Eduardo Fajardo, France Lomay, Jeff Montgomery

Long zhi ren zhe

Long zhi ren zhe

Directed by: Corey Yuen

Starring: Hiroyuki Sanada, Conan Lee, Jang Lee Hwang, Kaname Tsushima

Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant

Directed by: Michel Drach

Starring: Claude Brasseur, Jean Carmet, Miou-Miou, Simone Signoret

TV Series

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Los gozos y las sombras

Los gozos y las sombras

Starring: Eusebio Poncela, Carlos Larrañaga, Charo López, Rafael Alonso

Country: Spain

Middletown

Middletown

Directed by: Brian Kirk

Flashback

Flashback

Directed by: Franco Amurri

Brummkreisel

Brummkreisel

Oi axiopistoi

Oi axiopistoi

Starring: Hristos Daktylidis, Eleni Filini, Giannis Kasdaglis, Hristos Kostantopoulos

Country: Greece

Days to next April 18

If April 18, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 5 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 30 days.
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Books

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What Every Woman Should Know About Men by Joyce Brothers

What Every Woman Should Know About Men

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What Every Woman Should Know About Men and she tells it all in this explicit and informative guide to understanding and coping with the opposite sex.Featuring:--

The Dean'S December by Saul Bellow

The Dean'S December

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Albert Corde is a professor of journalism and dean of students at a Chicago university. He and his wife, Minna, travel to Bucharest, Romania, where Minna's mother has suffered a stroke.

Cujo by Stephen King

Cujo

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The #1 national bestseller for Stephen King’s rabid fans, Cujo “hits the jugular” (New York Times) with the story of a friendly Saint Bernard that is bitten by a sick bat.

Marco Polo, If You Can by William F. Buckley Jr

Marco Polo, If You Can

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Master of espionage fiction and National Book Award winner William F. Buckley Jr. brings us another in his best-selling series starring the intrepid CIA agent Blackford Oakes.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dragonstomper

Dragonstomper

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Starpath

Shamus

Shamus

Platform: Atari 8-bit, VIC-20, Commodore 64, IBM PC, TI-99 4A, TRS-80 Color Computer, Game Boy Color

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

Dungeons of Daggorath

Dungeons of Daggorath

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer, Dragon computer

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Tandy Corporation

Space Strike

Space Strike

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Datamost

Cosmic Ark

Cosmic Ark

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Imagic


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