Wednesday May 26, 1982

US date format: 5/26/1982, UK date format: 26/5/1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Derka and Cristy Road. In that special week of May 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. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, directed by Nicholas Meyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving 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 Bolo or Demon.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Germain of Paris
  • Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
  • Saint William of Aquitaine
  • Saint Simitrius
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Events

  • British ship Atlantic Conveyor and Coventry were hit in Falkland war
  • Aston Villa win the European Cup, defeating Bayern Munich 1-0 in Rotterdam, Netherlands thanks to a Peter Withe goal.

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Movies

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Country: United States of America

Poltergeist

Poltergeist

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

Country: United States of America

Creepshow

Creepshow

Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall

Country: United States of America

Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark

Rocky III

Rocky III

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

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

The Daryl Somers Show

The Daryl Somers Show

Wildlife Talkabout

Wildlife Talkabout

Days to next May 26

If May 26, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 3 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving

The Hotel New Hampshire

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“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

North And South by John Jakes

North And South

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The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

Thy Brother'S Wife by Andrew M. Greeley

Thy Brother'S Wife

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The direction of Paul and Sean Cronin's lives was shaped the day their father, a self-made multimillionaire, decided that one of his boys would grow up to be a cardinal while

When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

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When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions:

Twice Shy by Dick Francis

Twice Shy

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A computerized horse-betting system falls into Jonathan Derry's hands--and unless he returns it to the rightful owners, the odds of his survival are slim to none.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Communist Mutants from Space

Communist Mutants from Space

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Bolo

Bolo

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Action (4-directional scroller)

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Mine Storm

Mine Storm

Platform: Vectrex

Publisher: General Consumer Electronics

Demon

Demon

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Rock-Ola

Airlock

Airlock

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data Age


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