Friday August 20, 1982
US date format: 8/20/1982, UK date format: 20/8/1982
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 20, 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 Meghan Ory and Laura Donnelly (actress).
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.
Superstition, directed by James W. Roberson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Paraíso.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lost Luggage or Night Stalker.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 20, 1982?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
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- US marines land in Beirut Lebanon
- Don Lever becomes the first captain of the New Jersey Devils.
- Lebanese Civil War: a multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the Palestine Liberation Organization's withdrawal from Lebanon.
- Ulla Jacobsson: Swedish actress who is perhaps best...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 20, 1982?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Zapp - Dance Floor (Part I)
- Dreamgirls Featuring Jennifer Holliday - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
- Jeffrey Osborne - I Really Don't Need No Light
- Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
- Aretha Franklin - Jump To It
- Ray Parker Jr. - Let Me Go
- Howard Johnson - So Fine
- Paul Oakenfold Presents Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
- Grandmaster Flash - The Message
- Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
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