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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 18, 1982?
- 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.
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 18, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
- Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
- John Cougar - Jack & Diane
- Melissa Manchester - You Should Hear How She Talks About You
- Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better
- Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me
- John Cougar - Hurts So Good
- The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
- Paul McCartney - Take It Away
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Aretha Franklin - Jump To It
- Zapp - Dance Floor (Part I)
- The Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me
- Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
- Grandmaster Flash - The Message
- Evelyn King - Love Come Down
- Jermaine Jackson - Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
- Ray Parker Jr. - Let Me Go
- Stacy Lattisaw - Don't Throw It All Away
- Howard Johnson - So Fine
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next September 18If 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.
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?