Sunday December 26, 1982
US date format: 12/26/1982, UK date format: 26/12/1982
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It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Shun Oguri and Aksel Lund Svindal.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits.
Midnight, directed by John A. Russo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Treasure Hunt.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Phaser Patrol or Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 26, 1982?
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- First day of Kwanzaa
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
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- A brief but severe recession begins in the United States.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 26, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
- Lionel Richie - Truly
- Michael Jackson And Paul McCartney - The Girl Is Mine
- Prince - 1999
- Sonny Charles - Put It In A Magazine
- Janet Jackson - Young Love
- Kool & The Gang - Let's Go Dancin' (ooh La, La, La)
- Chaka Khan - Got To Be There
- Barkays - Do It (let Me See You Shake)
- Tyrone Davis - Are You Serious
Sport Games on December 26, 1982
- Baltimore Colts - San Diego Chargers : 26 - 44
- Chicago Bears - Los Angeles Rams : 34 - 26
- Cleveland Browns - Houston Oilers : 20 - 14
- Denver Broncos - Los Angeles Raiders : 10 - 27
- Detroit Lions - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : 21 - 23
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?