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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 26, 1982?
- 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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- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 26, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire - Titles
- Paul McCartney - Ebony And Ivory
- The J. Geils Band - Freeze-Frame
- Rick Springfield - Don't Talk To Strangers
- Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
- Huey Lewis and the News - Do You Believe In Love
- Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny
- Paul Davis - '65 Love Affair
- Charlene - I've Never Been To Me
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Richard "Dimples" Fields - If It Ain't One Thing...It's Another
- Stevie Wonder - That Girl
- Atlantic Starr - Circles
- Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
- O'Bryan - The Gigolo
- Ray Parker Jr. - The Other Woman
- Deniece Williams - It's Gonna Take A Miracle
- Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
- Shalamar - A Night To Remember
- Quincy Jones - One Hundred Ways
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