Wednesday August 18, 1982

US date format: 8/18/1982, UK date format: 18/8/1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 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 Cullen Finnerty and Mark Salling. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. Superstition, directed by James W. Roberson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Paraíso. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mine Storm or B-17 Bomber.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Events

  • 1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded
  • Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started August 17th)
  • NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded
  • Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
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Movies

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Superstition

Superstition

Directed by: James W. Roberson

Starring: James Houghton, Albert Salmi, Lynn Carlin, Larry Pennell

Dear Mr. Wonderful

Dear Mr. Wonderful

Directed by: Peter Lilienthal

Starring: Joe Pesci, Karen Ludwig, Frank Vincent, Ed O'Ross

The Beastmaster

The Beastmaster

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, John Amos

Country: United States of America

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Country: United States of America

Manhattan Baby

Manhattan Baby

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Christopher Connelly, Laura Lenzi, Brigitta Boccoli, Giovanni Frezza

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Paraíso

Paraíso

Miss Candida

Miss Candida

The 20th Century Remembered

The 20th Century Remembered

Hômu suîto hômu

Hômu suîto hômu

Born to the Wind

Born to the Wind

Days to next August 18

If August 18, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 1 month, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Celebrity by Thomas Thompson

Celebrity

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A story of three young men whose graduation spree results in violence that haunts their march to celebrity. The three go their separate ways.

For Special Services by John Gardner

For Special Services

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For the first time in trade paperback—with new introductions—the novels that began John Gardner's career as the author of the thrilling James Bond 007 series.

Eden Burning by Belva Plain

Eden Burning

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She was a girl as beautiful and innocent as her family's lush Caribbean plantation—until she discovered the darkness of desire and became a woman.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mars Cars

Mars Cars

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Action

Publisher: Datamost

Mine Storm

Mine Storm

Platform: Vectrex

Publisher: General Consumer Electronics

B-17 Bomber

B-17 Bomber

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

Q*bert

Q*bert

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, Intellivision, NES, Philips Videopac, Mobile, Othello Multivision, Standalone tabletop, Texas Instrume

Genre: Action / Puzzle

Publisher: Gottlieb Parker Brothers Ultra Games Sony Online Entertainment

Mr. Do!

Mr. Do!

Platform: Arcade ports: Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, Coleco Vision, Commodore 64, Game Boy, MSX, Super Famicom/SNES, Tomy Tutor

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Taito Corporation; JP Imagineer; JP SNK; NA Coleco; NA Namco; NA/EU Datasoft; NA/EU Ocean Software


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