Friday December 24, 1982, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1982, UK date format: 24/12/1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Nancy Sinatra (TV host) and Robert Carmine. 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 Escape from Rungistan or Rocky's Boots.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.

Events

  • Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic.
  • The quotChristmas Eve Blizzard of '82quot hits Denver.

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Movies

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Midnight

Midnight

Directed by: John A. Russo

Starring: Melanie Verlin, Lawrence Tierney, John Hall, Charles Jackson

Kiss Me Goodbye

Kiss Me Goodbye

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Sally Field, James Caan, Jeff Bridges, Paul Dooley

Bingo Bongo

Bingo Bongo

Directed by: Pasquale Festa Campanile

Starring: Adriano Celentano, Carole Bouquet, Felice Andreasi, Enzo Robutti

The Eleventh Hour

The Eleventh Hour

Directed by: John Lyde

Fanny and Alexander

Fanny and Alexander

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Wild America

Wild America

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States of America

Smogovci

Smogovci

Starring: Ivica Zadro, Damir Saban, Mario Mirkovic, Tomislav Striga

'Allo 'Allo

'Allo 'Allo

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Starring: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The McLaughlin Group

The McLaughlin Group

Days to next December 24

If December 24, 1982 is your birthday you're 37 years, 9 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months.
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Books

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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.

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

Having It All by Helen Gurley Brown

Having It All

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Having It All: Love Success Sex Money... Even If You're Starting Wi, by Brown, Helen Gurley

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery by Femmy DeLyser

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery

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DeLyser, Fonda's fitness coach before the birth of her son, Troy, in 1973, later joined Jane's Workout studios to teach breathing exercises for pregnant women and recovery classes.

Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon

Master of the Game

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WHO IS KATE BLACKWELL?She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Escape from Rungistan

Escape from Rungistan

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Sirius Software

Deadly Duck

Deadly Duck

Platform: Atari 2600, VIC-20

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: 20th Century Fox Games

Rocky's Boots

Rocky's Boots

Platform: Apple II, CoCo, Commodore 64, IBM PC

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: The Learning Company

Q*bert

Q*bert

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, Intellivision, NES, Philips Videopac, Mobile, Othello Multivision, Standalone tabletop, Texas Instrume

Genre: Action / Puzzle

Publisher: Gottlieb Parker Brothers Ultra Games Sony Online Entertainment

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Platform: Atari 2600 Intellivision

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Parker Brothers


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