Tuesday October 19, 1982

US date format: 10/19/1982, UK date format: 19/10/1982

We've performed the most in-depth research possible on October 19, 1982, here's what our experts found out: it was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see zodiac on October 19, 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 Gillian Jacobs and Nauheed Cyrusi. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. Tenebre, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1982 while Lace by Shirley Conran was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Garden or Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

Events | Famous birthdays | Movies | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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Historical Events

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  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (Not guilty)
  • American Automaker John De Lorean is arrested for selling cocaine to undercover FBI agents (he is later found not guilty due to entrapment).
  • Luzhniki disaster: During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death.
  • World Series: The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 6–3 in game 7.

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Famous Deaths

  • Dies in an aircrash on TV show "Dallas".


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Release year: 1982

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

First Blood

First Blood

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

Country: United States of America

The Sender

The Sender

Release year: 1982

Directed by: Roger Christian

Starring: Kathryn Harrold, Zeljko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman



Release year: 1982

Directed by: Carlos Saura

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Hanna Schygulla, Ignacio López Tarso, Carlos Bracho



Release year: 1982

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Geneviève Bujold, Fernando Rey, Jason Miller

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Magazine Covers

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Lace by Shirley Conran



"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

The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum

The Parsifal Mosaic


Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

Indecent Exposure by David McClintick

Indecent Exposure


When the head of Columbia Pictures, David Begelman, got caught forging Cliff Robertson's name on a $10,000 check, it seemed, at first, like a simple case of embezzlement.

Space by James A. Michener



Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier.

Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning


Living Loving and Learning is a delightful collection of Leo Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981. Parts of them have appeared in books and magazine articles, but this is the only complete collection.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Alien Garden

Alien Garden

Platform: Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: Action, stategy

Publisher: Epyx

Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em

Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adult

Publisher: Mystique

The Cosmic Balance

The Cosmic Balance

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Simulation, Strategy

Check Man

Check Man

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Puzzle

Publisher: Zilec-Zenitone



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Skill

Publisher: Atari

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 19, 1982?

On October 19, 1982 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is October 19, 1982?

On October 19, 1982 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 19, 1982?

On October 19, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 19, 1982?

On October 19, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 19, 1982?

On October 19, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 19, 1982?

On October 19, 1982 several famous people were born including, Gillian Jacobs, Nauheed Cyrusi, J A Happ.

Which famous people died on October 19, 1982?

Famous people died on October 19, 1982 include, Jock Ewing.

What was the number one song in October 19, 1982?

The number one song in the week of October 19, 1982 was Jack & Diane by John Cougar in US and Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth in UK.

What were the top hits on October 19, 1982?

The top hits on October 19, 1982 were Jack & Diane by John Cougar, Who Can It Be Now? by Men At Work, Eye In The Sky by The Alan Parsons Project in US and Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? by Culture Club, Zoom by Fat Larry's Band in UK.