Friday April 23, 1982

US date format: 4/23/1982, UK date format: 23/4/1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 23, 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 Kyle Beckerman and Christopher French. 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 Fever by Robin Cook 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 Cave of the Word Wizard or Microsurgeon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
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Events

  • Dennis Wardlow, Mayor of Key West, Florida, declares the independent Conch Republic for a day.

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Movies

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Big Meat Eater

Big Meat Eater

Directed by: Chris Windsor

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

Tag: The Assassination Game

Tag: The Assassination Game

Directed by: Nick Castle

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

Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours

Directed by: Jean-Claude Lord

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

Oasis of the Zombies

Oasis of the Zombies

Directed by: Jesús Franco

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

Long zhi ren zhe

Long zhi ren zhe

Directed by: Corey Yuen

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

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

Brummkreisel

Brummkreisel

The Mysterious Cities of Gold

The Mysterious Cities of Gold

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

Country: France

Days to next April 23

If April 23, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 5 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Fever by Robin Cook

Fever

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Charles Martel is a brilliant cancer researcher who discovers that his own daughter is the victim of leukemia. The cause: a chemical plant conspiracy that not only promises to kill her,

Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning

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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.

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.

Public Smiles, Private Tears by Helen Van Slyke with James Elward

Public Smiles, Private Tears

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London published Fiction

The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

The Hotel New Hampshire

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“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lunar Leepers

Lunar Leepers

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Cave of the Word Wizard

Cave of the Word Wizard

Platform: C64

Genre: Education: Spelling

Publisher: Timeworks, Inc.

Devil Fish

Devil Fish

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Artic Electronics

3D Tanx

3D Tanx

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64, BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: dk'tronics

Microsurgeon

Microsurgeon

Platform: Intellivision, Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, IBM PCjr

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Imagic

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 23, 1982?

On April 23, 1982 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is April 23, 1982?

On April 23, 1982 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on April 23, 1982?

On April 23, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 23, 1982?

On April 23, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 23, 1982?

On April 23, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 23, 1982?

On April 23, 1982 several famous people were born including, Kyle Beckerman, Christopher French, Cassidy Freeman

What was the number one song in April 23, 1982?

The number one song in the week of April 23, 1982 was I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in US and My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz in UK

What were the top hits on April 23, 1982?

The top hits on April 23, 1982 were I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, We Got The Beat by Go-Go's, Chariots Of Fire - Titles by Vangelis in US and My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz, Seven Tears by Goombay Dance Band, Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder in UK


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