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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 27, 1982?
- International Polar Bear Day.
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- 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.
- Malika A Sabirova: Russian dancer, dies at age 39.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 27, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- The J. Geils Band - Centerfold
- Journey - Open Arms
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
- The Cars - Shake It Up
- Stevie Wonder - That Girl
- Air Supply - Sweet Dreams
- Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
- Juice Newton - The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- Dan Fogelberg - Leader Of The Band
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Stevie Wonder - That Girl
- Skyy - Call Me
- Bobby Womack - If You Think You're Lonely
- Diana Ross - Mirror Mirror
- Smokey Robinson - Tell Me Tomorrow - Part I
- Peabo Bryson - Let The Feeling Flow
- The Time - Cool (Part 1)
- Aurra - Make Up Your Mind
- Daryl Hall John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
- Luther Vandross - Don't You Know That?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?