Thursday 19 August 1982
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Erika Christensen and Willy Denzey.
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.
The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Filthy Rich.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Karate or River Rescue.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Erika Christensen: American actress.
- Willy Denzey: French singer.
- Amara Diané
- Steve Ott
- J Hardy: American baseball player.
- Kevin Rans: Belgian pole vaulter.
- J J Hardy: American baseball player.
- Melissa Fumero: Soap Opera Actress.
- JJ Hardy: Baseball Player.
- August Neo: Estonian wrestler (Born 1908).
- Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 seconds.
- Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya second woman in space.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1982 ?
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
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