Monday August 23, 1982

US date format: 8/23/1982, UK date format: 23/8/1982

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 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 Natalie Coughlin and Erin Foster. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. Querelle, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Noel Edmonds Late Late Breakfast Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Leprechaun or Microsurgeon.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
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Events

  • Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as President
  • Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
  • Bachir Gemayel is elected Lebanese President amidst the raging civil war.

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Querelle

Querelle

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet

Zapped!

Zapped!

Directed by: Robert J. Rosenthal

Starring: Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Robert Mandan, Felice Schachter

The Concrete Jungle

The Concrete Jungle

Directed by: Tom DeSimone

Starring: Jill St. John, Tracey E. Bregman, BarBara Luna, June Barrett

Superstition

Superstition

Directed by: James W. Roberson

Starring: James Houghton, Albert Salmi, Lynn Carlin, Larry Pennell

Dear Mr. Wonderful

Dear Mr. Wonderful

Directed by: Peter Lilienthal

Starring: Joe Pesci, Karen Ludwig, Frank Vincent, Ed O'Ross

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Music charts

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TV Series

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The Noel Edmonds Late Late Breakfast Show

The Noel Edmonds Late Late Breakfast Show

Radio Phoenix

Radio Phoenix

Mireille au pays magique

Mireille au pays magique

Juntos

Juntos

Henover midten

Henover midten

Days to next August 23

If August 23, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 1 month, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald

Cinnamon Skin

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, Cinnamon Skin is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

The Man From St. Petersburg

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His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, ha had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged

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

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

Life Extension

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Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach, by Pearson, Durk and Sandy Shaw

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lost Luggage

Lost Luggage

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Games by Apollo

Leprechaun

Leprechaun

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Moppet Video,[1] Taiyo System

Karate

Karate

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Ultravision (later re-released by Froggo)

Microsurgeon

Microsurgeon

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

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Imagic

Dragonfire

Dragonfire

Platform: Atari 2600 (original) ColecoVision, VIC-20, Intellivision, TRS-80 Color Computer,

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagic


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