Saturday April 24, 1982

US date format: 4/24/1982, UK date format: 24/4/1982

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 24, 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 Kelly Clarkson and David Oliver. 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 Nautilus or Serpentine.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Alexander (died 178)
  • Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
  • Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
  • Newman's Day.
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Events

  • Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
  • 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany.
  • Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Durbin.

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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 24

If April 24, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 5 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months.
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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?

Space Cavern

Space Cavern

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Games by Apollo

Super Pac-Man

Super Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, DOS, Mobile Phone, Sord M5

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Bally/Midway Manufacturing

Nautilus

Nautilus

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action

Publisher: Synapse Software

Serpentine

Serpentine

Platform: IBM PC Apple II Atari 8-bit computers VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Brøderbund

Eggomania

Eggomania

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Arcade

Publisher: US Games


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