Thursday October 21, 1982

US date format: 10/21/1982, UK date format: 21/10/1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Matt Dallas and Lee Wei. 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 Lace by Shirley Conran was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rear Guard or The Hobbit.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
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Movies

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Tenebre

Tenebre

Directed by: Dario Argento

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

First Blood

First Blood

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

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

Country: United States of America

The Sender

The Sender

Directed by: Roger Christian

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

Antonieta

Antonieta

Directed by: Carlos Saura

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

Monsignor

Monsignor

Directed by: Frank Perry

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

TV Series

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Wild America

Wild America

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States of America

St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere

Newhart

Newhart

Gavilan

Gavilan

The New Odd Couple

The New Odd Couple

Days to next October 21

If October 21, 1982 is your birthday you're 37 years, 11 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Lace by Shirley Conran

Lace

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"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

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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

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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

Space

By:

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

By:

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Snack Attack

Snack Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Datamost

Rear Guard

Rear Guard

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo

Genre: Combat

Publisher: Adventure International

Pole Position

Pole Position

Platform: Arcade, Atari consoles, Home computers

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

Bubbles

Bubbles

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Williams Electronics

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC BBC Micro Model B cassette (no graphics) BBC Micro Model B disc (incl. graphics) Dragon 32 Oric Atmos MSX Apple II PC Macintosh

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Melbourne House

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 21, 1982?

On October 21, 1982 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is October 21, 1982?

On October 21, 1982 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 21, 1982?

On October 21, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 21, 1982?

On October 21, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 21, 1982?

On October 21, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 21, 1982?

On October 21, 1982 several famous people were born including, Matt Dallas, Jim Henderson, Lee Wei.

What was the number one song in October 21, 1982?

The number one song in the week of October 21, 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 21, 1982?

The top hits on October 21, 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.


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