Thursday August 26, 1982

US date format: 8/26/1982, UK date format: 26/8/1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 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 Kezia Noble and Tuğçe Kazaz. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. Querelle, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Noel Edmonds Late Late Breakfast Show. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rear Guard or Salmon Run.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday

Events

  • NASA launches Telesat-F.

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Movies

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Querelle

Querelle

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet

Zapped!

Zapped!

Directed by: Robert J. Rosenthal

Starring: Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Robert Mandan, Felice Schachter

The Concrete Jungle

The Concrete Jungle

Directed by: Tom DeSimone

Starring: Jill St. John, Tracey E. Bregman, BarBara Luna, June Barrett

Superstition

Superstition

Directed by: James W. Roberson

Starring: James Houghton, Albert Salmi, Lynn Carlin, Larry Pennell

Dear Mr. Wonderful

Dear Mr. Wonderful

Directed by: Peter Lilienthal

Starring: Joe Pesci, Karen Ludwig, Frank Vincent, Ed O'Ross

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Music charts

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TV Series

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The Noel Edmonds Late Late Breakfast Show

The Noel Edmonds Late Late Breakfast Show

Radio Phoenix

Radio Phoenix

Mireille au pays magique

Mireille au pays magique

Juntos

Juntos

Henover midten

Henover midten

Days to next August 26

If August 26, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 1 month, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cinnamon Skin by John D. MacDonald

Cinnamon Skin

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, Cinnamon Skin is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

The Man From St. Petersburg

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His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, ha had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged

Lace by Shirley Conran

Lace

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"Which one of you bitches is my mother?" Four elegant, successful, and sophisticated women in their forties are called to New York's Pierre Hotel to meet Lili -- a

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

Life Extension

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Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach, by Pearson, Durk and Sandy Shaw

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Battle Cross

Battle Cross

Platform: Arcade Game MSX

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Omori Electric

Rear Guard

Rear Guard

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

Genre: Combat

Publisher: Adventure International

Space Strike

Space Strike

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Datamost

Salmon Run

Salmon Run

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) VIC-20

Genre: action

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange Showcase Software

Fast Food

Fast Food

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 26, 1982?

On August 26, 1982 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 26, 1982?

On August 26, 1982 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 26, 1982?

On August 26, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 26, 1982?

On August 26, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 26, 1982?

On August 26, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 26, 1982?

On August 26, 1982 several famous people were born including, Kezia Noble, Tuğçe Kazaz, Nazneen Contractor.

What was the number one song in August 26, 1982?

The number one song in the week of August 26, 1982 was Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor in US and Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express in UK.

What were the top hits on August 26, 1982?

The top hits on August 26, 1982 were Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor, Hurts So Good by John Cougar, Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band in US and Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express, Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor, Fame by Irene Cara in UK.


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