Wednesday February 24, 1982

US date format: 2/24/1982, UK date format: 24/2/1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 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 Amandine (IVF) and Klara Zakopalova. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band. In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits. Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brummkreisel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Andromeda Conquest or Arcadia.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
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Events

  • Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scores his 77th goal of the National Hockey League season, breaking the previous record of 76.
  • 24th Grammy Awards: "Betty Davis Eyes", Double Fantasy win.

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Movies

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Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Country: United States of America

Diner

Diner

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern

Country: United States of America

The New York Ripper

The New York Ripper

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti

A Question of Silence

A Question of Silence

Directed by: Marleen Gorris

Starring: Edda Barends, Nelly Frijda, Henriëtte Tol, Cox Habbema

Barbarosa

Barbarosa

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega, Gilbert Roland

TV Series

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Brummkreisel

Brummkreisel

Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

Police Squad!

Police Squad!

Written by:

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Country: United States of America

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Come Midnight Monday

Come Midnight Monday

Days to next February 24

If February 24, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 7 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.”

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Red Dragon

By:

A second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened ?The Tooth Fairy.? Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the one man who can help restart

How To Make Love To A Man by Alexandra Penney

How To Make Love To A Man

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ASK ANY MAN. If you can get him to admit it, he'll probably tell you that he would like to be made love to almost as much as being a

At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange

At Dawn We Slept

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At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S.

A Mother And Two Daughters by Gail Godwin

A Mother And Two Daughters

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"A big, entertaining novel...Rich in character and place and humanity...Gail Godwin is a wonderful writer."THE BOSTON GLOBEAt the death of Leonard Strickland, beloved Southern gentleman, husband and father, his family is

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

David's Midnight Magic

David's Midnight Magic

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 Atari 8-bit

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Brøderbund Software Ariolasoft

The Pit

The Pit

Platform: Arcade Commodore 64

Genre: Action/strategy

Publisher: Taito (JPN) Centuri (US)

Andromeda Conquest

Andromeda Conquest

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Leprechaun

Leprechaun

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Moppet Video,[1] Taiyo System

Arcadia

Arcadia

Platform: VIC-20, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64,[1] Dragon 32

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Imagine Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 24, 1982?

On February 24, 1982 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is February 24, 1982?

On February 24, 1982 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 24, 1982?

On February 24, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 24, 1982?

On February 24, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 24, 1982?

On February 24, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 24, 1982?

On February 24, 1982 several famous people were born including, Amandine (IVF), Klara Zakopalova, Klara Koukalova.

Which famous people died on February 24, 1982?

Famous people died on February 24, 1982 include, Virginia Bruce.

What was the number one song in February 24, 1982?

The number one song in the week of February 24, 1982 was Centerfold by The J. Geils Band in US and The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit in UK.

What were the top hits on February 24, 1982?

The top hits on February 24, 1982 were Centerfold by The J. Geils Band, Open Arms by Journey, I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) by Daryl Hall & John Oates in US and The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit, Mickey by Toni Basil, Love Plus One by Haircut 100 in UK.


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