Wednesday January 20, 1982

US date format: 1/20/1982, UK date format: 20/1/1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Erin Wasson and Joe Swash. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. The Border, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly by David Niven was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brummkreisel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing QB-3 or Alien Garden.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
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Events

  • Honduras constitution goes into effect.
  • Seven miners killed in an explosion in Craynor, Kentucky.
  • Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament.

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Movies

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The Border

The Border

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine, Warren Oates

Aamne Samne

Aamne Samne

Directed by: Ashim S. Samanta

Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Bindiya Goswami, Arti Gupta, Kamal Kapoor

Shoot the Moon

Shoot the Moon

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen, Peter Weller

Borotalco

Borotalco

Directed by: Carlo Verdone

Starring: Carlo Verdone, Eleonora Giorgi, Christian De Sica, Angelo Infanti

Vice Squad

Vice Squad

Directed by: Gary Sherman

Starring: Season Hubley, Gary Swanson, Wings Hauser, Pepe Serna

TV Series

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Brummkreisel

Brummkreisel

The Last Song

The Last Song

Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson

Darkroom

Darkroom

Directed by: Britt Napier

Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

Ramón y Cajal

Ramón y Cajal

Starring: Adolfo Marsillach, Verónica Forqué, Encarna Paso, Fernando Fernán Gómez

Country: Spain

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly by David Niven

Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly

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Movie-star Niven has shown his gift for farcical, ribald anecdotes in Bring on the Empty Horses and The Moon's a Balloon, and this novel has its fair share of such wartime/Hollywood

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park

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“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

Masquerade by Kit Williams

Masquerade

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Schocken Books. NY. Copyright-1979. This publication-1980. "First American edition". First printing (no later dates, number/letter lines). Blue boards with impression of author's initials (KW) on lower corner of front board.

The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot

The Lord God Made Them All

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The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

Remembrance by Danielle Steel

Remembrance

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Her beloved Italian homeland shattered in the wake of World War II, exquisite Serena, Principessa di San Tibaldo, has nothing left except her name, her ancestry...

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

QB-3

QB-3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Rock-Ola

Rip-Off

Rip-Off

Platform: Arcade (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Irem Williams Electronics

Alien Garden

Alien Garden

Platform: Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: Action, stategy

Publisher: Epyx

Deadline

Deadline

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Osborne 1

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom


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