Wednesday December 22, 1982
US date format: 12/22/1982, UK date format: 22/12/1982
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 22, 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 Brooke Nevin and Shang Wenjie.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits.
Midnight, directed by John A. Russo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Treasure Hunt.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing QB-3 or Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US).
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 22, 1982?
- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
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- William Mastrosimones Extremities, premieres in New York City
- Indian Ocean Commission (Commission de l'Océan Indien) (COI) created by Port Louis Agreement.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 22, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
- Lionel Richie - Truly
- Michael Jackson And Paul McCartney - The Girl Is Mine
- Prince - 1999
- Sonny Charles - Put It In A Magazine
- Janet Jackson - Young Love
- Kool & The Gang - Let's Go Dancin' (ooh La, La, La)
- Chaka Khan - Got To Be There
- Barkays - Do It (let Me See You Shake)
- Tyrone Davis - Are You Serious
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Days to next December 22If December 22, 1982 is your birthday you're 37 years, 9 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?