Thursday April 22, 1982

US date format: 4/22/1982, UK date format: 22/4/1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 22, 1982). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kaká and Cassidy Freeman. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Big Meat Eater, directed by Chris Windsor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner 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 Pengo or Amidar.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Big Meat Eater

Directed by: Chris Windsor

Starring: Clarence 'Big' Miller, George Dawson, Andrew Gillies, Stephen Dimopoulos

Tag: The Assassination Game

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Robert Carradine, Linda Hamilton, Kristine DeBell, Perry Lang

Visiting Hours

Directed by: Jean-Claude Lord

Starring: Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl, William Shatner

Oasis of the Zombies

Directed by: Jesús Franco

Starring: Manuel Gélin, Eduardo Fajardo, France Lomay, Jeff Montgomery

Long zhi ren zhe

Directed by: Corey Yuen

Starring: Hiroyuki Sanada, Conan Lee, Jang Lee Hwang, Kaname Tsushima


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 22, 1982?


  • Saints Soter and Caius
  • Saint Leonidas (died 202)
  • Brazil - Discovery Day.
  • Saint Theodorus (d. 613)


  • Launch of STS-3-Lousma and Fullerton [03 / 23]

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Los gozos y las sombras

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

Country: Spain


Directed by: Brian Kirk


Directed by: Franco Amurri


The Mysterious Cities of Gold

Starring: Janice Chaikelson, Adrian Knight, Michael Rudder, Terrence Labrosse

Country: France

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

By: Harold S. Kushner

When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions:

North And South

By: John Jakes

The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

A Mother And Two Daughters

By: Gail Godwin

"A big, entertaining novel...Rich in character and place and humanity...Gail Godwin is a wonderful writer."THE BOSTON GLOBEAt the death of Leonard Strickland, beloved Southern gentleman, husband and father, his family is

Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant

By: Anne Tyler

“Beautiful . . . funny, heart-hammering, wise . . . superb entertainment.” –The New York Times“A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read.”–The

Marco Polo, If You Can

By: William F. Buckley Jr

Master of espionage fiction and National Book Award winner William F. Buckley Jr. brings us another in his best-selling series starring the intrepid CIA agent Blackford Oakes.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?


Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Valadon Automation

Solar Quest

Platform: Arcade Game, GCE Vectrex,

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Cinematronics

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze, Puzzle

Publisher: Sega

Operation Sabotage

Platform: TRS-80, Atari 800, Apple II

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: SoftSide


Platform: Arcade Console: Atari 2600, Casio PV-1000, Xbox 360 (as part of Game Room)

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Stern, Olympia (North America)

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