Thursday April 29, 1982
US date format: 4/29/1982, UK date format: 29/4/1982
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 29, 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 Marija Karan and Kate Nauta.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits.
Big Meat Eater, directed by Chris Windsor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux 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 Quantum.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 29, 1982?
- Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
- Saint Hugh of Cluny
- International Dance Day.
- Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
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- Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador
- Nordiques 2 - Isles 5 - Semifinals - Isles hold 2-0 lead
- 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Barbara Mandrell win.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 29, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'N Roll
- Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire - Titles
- Paul McCartney - Ebony And Ivory
- The J. Geils Band - Freeze-Frame
- Rick Springfield - Don't Talk To Strangers
- Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
- Huey Lewis and the News - Do You Believe In Love
- Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny
- Paul Davis - '65 Love Affair
- Charlene - I've Never Been To Me
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Richard "Dimples" Fields - If It Ain't One Thing...It's Another
- Stevie Wonder - That Girl
- Atlantic Starr - Circles
- Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
- O'Bryan - The Gigolo
- Ray Parker Jr. - The Other Woman
- Deniece Williams - It's Gonna Take A Miracle
- Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
- Shalamar - A Night To Remember
- Quincy Jones - One Hundred Ways
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?