Tuesday October 19, 1982
US date format: 10/19/1982, UK date format: 19/10/1982
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart 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 movies released in 1982
while Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Wild America.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Garden or Satan's Hollow.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 19, 1982?
- 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.
- Jock Ewing: Dies in an aircrash on TV show "Dallas".
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 19, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- John Cougar - Jack & Diane
- Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now?
- The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
- Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
- Joe Cocker - Up Where We Belong
- Olivia Newton-John - Heart Attack
- Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby
- America - You Can Do Magic
- Flock Of Seagulls, A - I Ran (So Far Away)
- The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Evelyn King - Love Come Down
- The Time - 777-9311
- The Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me
- Cheryl Lynn And Luther Vandross - If This World Were Mine
- Luther Vandross - Bad Boy/having A Party
- Kool & The Gang - Big Fun
- Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin' (every Time You're Near)
- Melba Moore - Love's Comin' At Ya
- Jermaine Jackson - Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
- Grandmaster Flash - The Message
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