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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 24, 1982?
- 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.
- 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.
- Louis Aragon: French poet, novelist, essayist,...
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
- Lionel Richie - Truly
- Michael Jackson And Paul McCartney - The Girl Is Mine
- Prince - 1999
- Sonny Charles - Put It In A Magazine
- Janet Jackson - Young Love
- Kool & The Gang - Let's Go Dancin' (ooh La, La, La)
- Chaka Khan - Got To Be There
- Barkays - Do It (let Me See You Shake)
- Tyrone Davis - Are You Serious
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?