Friday May 21, 1982

US date format: 5/21/1982, UK date format: 21/5/1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 21, 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 Emilie Boiron and Ma'a Nonu. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Rocky III, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Los gozos y las sombras. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Escape from Rungistan or Popeye.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
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Events

  • British troops lands on Falkland Islands
  • Falklands War: British amphibious assault during Operation Sutton lead to the Battle of San Carlos.
  • Falklands War: HMS ''Ardent'' is sunk by Argentine aircraft, killing 22 sailors.
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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Movies

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Rocky III

Rocky III

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

The Escape Artist

The Escape Artist

Directed by: Caleb Deschanel

Starring: Raul Julia, Griffin O'Neal, Desi Arnaz, Teri Garr

Badle Ki Aag

Badle Ki Aag

Directed by: Rajkumar Kohli

Starring: Sunil Dutt, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Reena Roy

Moonlighting

Moonlighting

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Eugene Lipinski, Jirí Stanislav, Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz

A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Béatrice Romand, André Dussollier, Féodor Atkine, Arielle Dombasle

TV Series

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Los gozos y las sombras

Los gozos y las sombras

Starring: Eusebio Poncela, Carlos Larrañaga, Charo López, Rafael Alonso

Country: Spain

Middletown

Middletown

Directed by: Brian Kirk

Flashback

Flashback

Directed by: Franco Amurri

Reinikainen

Reinikainen

Døren går op

Døren går op

Days to next May 21

If May 21, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 3 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough

An Indecent Obsession

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At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

The One Tree by Stephen R. Donaldson

The One Tree

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My personal book from one of my favorite authors! This RARE FIRST EDITION 1982 COLLECTIBLE is a perfect gift for any Donaldson fan. Book is in great condition with no markings and a tight binding.

Years Of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger

Years Of Upheaval

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In Years of Upheaval Henry Kissinger recalls the turbulent years of the second Administration of Richard Nixon, which began on 20 January 1973.

Celebrity by Thomas Thompson

Celebrity

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A story of three young men whose graduation spree results in violence that haunts their march to celebrity. The three go their separate ways.

Thy Brother'S Wife by Andrew M. Greeley

Thy Brother'S Wife

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The direction of Paul and Sean Cronin's lives was shaped the day their father, a self-made multimillionaire, decided that one of his boys would grow up to be a cardinal while

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Escape from Rungistan

Escape from Rungistan

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Sirius Software

Dung Beetles

Dung Beetles

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit TRS-80

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Datasoft

Popeye

Popeye

Platform: Arcade, C64, NES, Magnavox Odyssey², ColecoVision, Atari 2600

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

Pole Position

Pole Position

Platform: Arcade, Atari consoles, Home computers

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

Salmon Run

Salmon Run

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) VIC-20

Genre: action

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange Showcase Software


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