Friday 26 March 1982
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mikel Arteta and Maja Maneiro.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits.
Cat People, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Marco Polo, If You Can by William F. Buckley Jr was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tuesday Night Fights.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing or Pepper II.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
- Saint Ludger
- Saint Larissa
- Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
- Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
- Mikel Arteta: Spanish footballer.
- Maja Maneiro
- Joe Anderson (actor)
- Michael Tschuggnall: Austrian pop singer, participated in the 2007 season of the Austrian TV show Dancing Stars.
- Brendan Ryan: American baseball player.
- Nate Kaeding: American football player.
- Ground-breaking in Washington, DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder release Ebony and Ivory in the UK
- Soap opera Capitol premieres
- A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C..
- Royal Assent given to the Canada Act 1982, setting the stage for the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution on April 17.
- The 54th Academy Awards, hosted by Johnny Carson, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. ''Chariots of Fire'' wins Best Picture and three other Academy Awards.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1982 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- Journey - Open Arms
- Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
- Stevie Wonder - That Girl
- Air Supply - Sweet Dreams
- Olivia Newton-John - Make A Move On Me
- The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
- Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire - Titles
- Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
- The J. Geils Band - Freeze-Frame
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