Saturday 27 February 1982
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
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 A Town Called Malice / Precious by The Jam was in the top 5 hits.
Evil Under the Sun, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while How To Make Love To A Man by Alexandra Penney was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Police Squad!.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Choplifter or Leprechaun.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- International Polar Bear Day.
- Saint Antigone
- Saint Leander
- First day of Maslenitsa in Russia (2006)
- Saint Honorine
- Dominican Republic - National Day.
- Roman Empire - Equirria, horse races in honour of the pagan war god Mars were held.
- Saint Gabriel of the Mother of Sorrows
- Amédy Coulibaly: French Islamist terrorist, killing four Jewish patrons at a Jewish Hypercacher supermarket in Porte de Vincennes, Paris, on 9 January 2015, and an unarmed French policewoman, Clarissa Jean-Philippe, the day before.
- Ali Bastian: English actress.
- Amedy Coulibaly: French criminal (d. 2015).
- Bruno Soares: Brazilian tennis player.
- Malika A Sabirova: Russian dancer, dies at age 39.
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1982 ?
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
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