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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 18, 1982?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- 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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- Beverly Bayne: Actress (Romeo & Juliet, Passionate...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 18, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
- John Cougar - Hurts So Good
- The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
- Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me
- Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better
- REO Speedwagon - Keep The Fire Burnin'
- Go-Go's - Vacation
- Crosby, Stills & Nash - Wasted On The Way
- Paul McCartney - Take It Away
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Zapp - Dance Floor (Part I)
- Dreamgirls Featuring Jennifer Holliday - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
- Jeffrey Osborne - I Really Don't Need No Light
- Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
- Aretha Franklin - Jump To It
- Ray Parker Jr. - Let Me Go
- Howard Johnson - So Fine
- Paul Oakenfold Presents Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
- Grandmaster Flash - The Message
- Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 18If 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.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?