Monday April 26, 1982

US date format: 4/26/1982, UK date format: 26/4/1982

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 26, 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 Jon Lee (singer) and Nadja Benaissa. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Big Meat Eater, directed by Chris Windsor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux 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 Andromeda Conquest or Spider Fighter.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
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Events

  • Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
  • CBS radio begins youth-oriented broadcast Radio Radio.
  • Gene Michaels becomes the New York Yankees' manager for the second time.
  • Argentina surrenders to Britain on South Georgia near Falkland Island.
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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

Ochame kami monogatari koro koro Pollon

Ochame kami monogatari koro koro Pollon

Wogan

Wogan

Days to next April 26

If April 26, 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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The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux

The Mosquito Coast

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In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've

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

The One Tree by Stephen R. Donaldson

The One Tree

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My personal book from one of my favorite authors! This RARE FIRST EDITION 1982 COLLECTIBLE is a perfect gift for any Donaldson fan. Book is in great condition with no markings and a tight binding.

A Green Desire by Anton Myrer

A Green Desire

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Two brothers, as different as night and day: one, charming and ruthless, buys his way into Harvard, Wall Street, and high society; the other brother remains by his mother's side and

Twice Shy by Dick Francis

Twice Shy

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A computerized horse-betting system falls into Jonathan Derry's hands--and unless he returns it to the rightful owners, the odds of his survival are slim to none.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Snapper

Snapper

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Acornsoft

Rear Guard

Rear Guard

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo

Genre: Combat

Publisher: Adventure International

Andromeda Conquest

Andromeda Conquest

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Arcadians

Arcadians

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Acornsoft

Spider Fighter

Spider Fighter

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Activision


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