Saturday February 27, 1982

US date format: 2/27/1982, UK date format: 27/2/1982

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 27, 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 Amédy Coulibaly and Ali Bastian. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band. In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits. Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner Herzog, 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 Brummkreisel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Executive Suite or Miner 2049er.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Polar Bear Day.
  • Saint Antigone
  • Saint Leander
  • First day of Maslenitsa in Russia (2006)
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Events

  • Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta
  • Dan Issel (NBA-Denver Nuggets) hits on 63rd consecutive free throw.
  • Earl Anthony becomes first professional bowler to win more than US$1 million.
  • In Atlanta, Georgia, Wayne Williams is convicted of murdering two children, and given two consecutive life terms.

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Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Country: United States of America

Diner

Diner

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern

Country: United States of America

The New York Ripper

The New York Ripper

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti

A Question of Silence

A Question of Silence

Directed by: Marleen Gorris

Starring: Edda Barends, Nelly Frijda, Henriëtte Tol, Cox Habbema

Barbarosa

Barbarosa

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega, Gilbert Roland

TV Series

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Brummkreisel

Brummkreisel

Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

Police Squad!

Police Squad!

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Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Country: United States of America

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Come Midnight Monday

Come Midnight Monday

Days to next February 27

If February 27, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 6 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 4 days.
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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.”

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Red Dragon

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A second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened ?The Tooth Fairy.? Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the one man who can help restart

How To Make Love To A Man by Alexandra Penney

How To Make Love To A Man

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ASK ANY MAN. If you can get him to admit it, he'll probably tell you that he would like to be made love to almost as much as being a

At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange

At Dawn We Slept

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At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Executive Suite

Executive Suite

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Life simulation involving managerial skills

Publisher: Armonk Corporation

Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US)

Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Joust

Joust

Platform: Arcade

Genre: action game

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Phaser Patrol

Phaser Patrol

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Small spacecraft simulation

Publisher: Starpath

Miner 2049er

Miner 2049er

Platform: Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, DOS, Fujitsu FM-7, NEC PC-8801, PC Booter, Sharp X1, Sony SMC-777, Thomson MO5, Thomson TO7, TI-99/4A, Supe

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Big Five Software


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