Saturday September 18, 1982

US date format: 9/18/1982, UK date format: 18/9/1982

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Alessandro Cibocchi and Arvydas Eitutavičius. 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 Ali Baba and 40 Thieves or Check Man.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810)
  • RC Saints - Feast day of St Joseph of Cupertino and Methodius of Olympus
  • In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.

Events

  • Christian militia begin killing six-hundred Palestinians in Lebanon.
  • The Lebanese Christian Militia (the Phalange) kill thousands of Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps with the overlooking of Israeli troops in West Beirut. The massacre is in retaliation for the assassination of pro-Israel president-elect, Bachir Gemayel, as well as several Palestinian massacres against Lebanese Christians.

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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

Written by:

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 18

If September 18, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 26 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

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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

By:

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?

Ali Baba and 40 Thieves

Ali Baba and 40 Thieves

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Executive Suite

Executive Suite

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Life simulation involving managerial skills

Publisher: Armonk Corporation

Check Man

Check Man

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Puzzle

Publisher: Zilec-Zenitone

The Mask of the Sun

The Mask of the Sun

Platform: Apple II, Atari XL, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: NA Brøderbund; EU Ariolasoft

3D Tanx

3D Tanx

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64, BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: dk'tronics


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