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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 23, 1982?
- 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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- 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.
- Alberto Cavalcanti: Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 23, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
- John Cougar - Hurts So Good
- The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
- Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me
- Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better
- REO Speedwagon - Keep The Fire Burnin'
- Go-Go's - Vacation
- Crosby, Stills & Nash - Wasted On The Way
- Paul McCartney - Take It Away
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Zapp - Dance Floor (Part I)
- Aretha Franklin - Jump To It
- Jeffrey Osborne - I Really Don't Need No Light
- Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
- Ray Parker Jr. - Let Me Go
- Howard Johnson - So Fine
- Grandmaster Flash - The Message
- Dreamgirls Featuring Jennifer Holliday - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
- Paul Oakenfold Presents Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
- Jermaine Jackson - Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?