Friday March 26, 1982

US date format: 3/26/1982, UK date format: 26/3/1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 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 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. Conan the Barbarian, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Noble House by James Clavell 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 Haunted House or River Rescue.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
  • Saint Ludger
  • Saint Larissa
  • Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
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Events

  • 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..
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Movies

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Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman

Country: United States of America

Angel

Angel

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Starring: Veronica Quilligan, Stephen Rea, Alan Devlin, Peter Caffrey

Cat People

Cat People

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole

Country: United States of America

Some Kind of Hero

Some Kind of Hero

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, Ronny Cox

Silent Rage

Silent Rage

Directed by: Michael Miller

Starring: Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, Steven Keats, Toni Kalem

TV Series

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Los gozos y las sombras

Los gozos y las sombras

Starring: Eusebio Poncela, Carlos Larrañaga, Charo López, Rafael Alonso

Country: Spain

Middletown

Middletown

Directed by: Brian Kirk

Flashback

Flashback

Directed by: Franco Amurri

Brummkreisel

Brummkreisel

Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

Days to next March 26

If March 26, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 6 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Noble House by James Clavell

Noble House

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The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

A Mother And Two Daughters by Gail Godwin

A Mother And Two Daughters

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"A big, entertaining novel...Rich in character and place and humanity...Gail Godwin is a wonderful writer."THE BOSTON GLOBEAt the death of Leonard Strickland, beloved Southern gentleman, husband and father, his family is

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

Remembrance by Danielle Steel

Remembrance

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Her beloved Italian homeland shattered in the wake of World War II, exquisite Serena, Principessa di San Tibaldo, has nothing left except her name, her ancestry...

A Green Desire by Anton Myrer

A Green Desire

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Two brothers, as different as night and day: one, charming and ruthless, buys his way into Harvard, Wall Street, and high society; the other brother remains by his mother's side and

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Baby Pac-Man

Baby Pac-Man

Genre: Maze/Pinball

Publisher: Bally Midway

Haunted House

Haunted House

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, Survival horror

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Penetrator

Penetrator

Platform: ZX Spectrum (original) Commodore 64 TRS-80

Genre: Horizontal;y scrolling shooter

Publisher: Melbourne House (1982)

River Rescue

River Rescue

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Thorn EMI Video Programmes

Countdown to Doom

Countdown to Doom

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, RISC OS, RM Nimbus, PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Acornsoft, Topologika

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On March 26, 1982 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is March 26, 1982?

On March 26, 1982 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on March 26, 1982?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on March 26, 1982?

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

Which famous people are born on March 26, 1982?

On March 26, 1982 several famous people were born including, Mikel Arteta, Maja Maneiro, Joe Anderson (actor).

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

The number one song in the week of March 26, 1982 was I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in US and The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit in UK.

What were the top hits on March 26, 1982?

The top hits on March 26, 1982 were I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Open Arms by Journey, We Got The Beat by Go-Go's in US and The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit, Seven Tears by Goombay Dance Band, Mickey by Toni Basil in UK.


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