Saturday June 26, 1982

US date format: 6/26/1982, UK date format: 26/6/1982

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 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 Zuzana Kučová and Rai Rain. 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 Journey Escape or River Rescue.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints John and Paul
  • The United Nations' Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Flag Day in Romania
  • Sunthorn Phu Day in Thailand
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Events

  • Carlos Lopes runs Europe record 10k (27:34.39)
  • Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig
  • US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli and Palestine Liberation Organization forces

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Movies

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The Secret of NIMH

The Secret of NIMH

Directed by: Don Bluth

Starring: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet

Country: United States of America

Satan's Mistress

Satan's Mistress

Directed by: James Polakof

Starring: Britt Ekland, Lana Wood, Kabir Bedi, Don Galloway

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Country: United States of America

The Thing

The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Country: United States of America

The Last American Virgin

The Last American Virgin

Directed by: Boaz Davidson

Starring: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Joe Rubbo

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Something in Disguise

Something in Disguise

The David Essex Showcase

The David Essex Showcase

Méthanie

Méthanie

The Black Adder

The Black Adder

SNC News

SNC News

Days to next June 26

If June 26, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 2 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant

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“Beautiful . . . funny, heart-hammering, wise . . . superb entertainment.” –The New York Times“A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read.”–The

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

The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum

The Parsifal Mosaic

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Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

Public Smiles, Private Tears by Helen Van Slyke with James Elward

Public Smiles, Private Tears

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London published Fiction

For Special Services by John Gardner

For Special Services

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For the first time in trade paperback—with new introductions—the novels that began John Gardner's career as the author of the thrilling James Bond 007 series.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gopher

Gopher

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: US Games

Amidar

Amidar

Platform: Arcade Console: Atari 2600, Casio PV-1000, Xbox 360 (as part of Game Room)

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Stern, Olympia (North America)

Journey Escape

Journey Escape

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data Age

River Rescue

River Rescue

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64,[1] Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Thorn EMI Video Programmes

Realm of Nauga

Realm of Nauga

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer (I)

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Spectral Associates[2] Chromasette[1]


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