Thursday June 24, 1982
US date format: 6/24/1982, UK date format: 24/6/1982
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 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 Reka Ebergenyi and Lotte Verbeek.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney.
In UK Goody Two Shoes by Adam Ant was in the top 5 hits.
The Secret of NIMH, directed by Don Bluth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Something in Disguise.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mine Storm or Castle of Riddles.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 24, 1982?
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
- Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
- Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
- Quarter days in England
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- Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
- Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
- Jean-Loup Chretien, first spacionaut, two others, lift off (Soyuz T-16).
- ''The Jakarta Incident'': British Airways Flight 9 flies into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four engines.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 24, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Ebony And Ivory
- The Human League - Don't You Want Me
- Toto - Rosanna
- Asia - Heat Of The Moment
- Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind
- John Cougar - Hurts So Good
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Crimson And Clover
- Dazz Band - Let It Whip
- Juice Newton - Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me
- Ray Parker Jr. - The Other Woman
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Gap Band - Early In The Morning
- Dazz Band - Let It Whip
- Rick James - Dance Wit' Me - Part 1
- One Way - Cutie Pie
- Bloodstone - We Go A Long Way Back
- The Temptations Featuring Rick James - Standing On The Top-Part 1
- Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
- Paul McCartney And Stevie Wonder - Ebony And Ivory
- Jeffrey Osborne - I Really Don't Need No Light
- Ashford & Simpson - Street Corner
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?