Monday August 30, 1982
US date format: 8/30/1982, UK date format: 30/8/1982
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 30, 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 Andy Roddick and Lisa Seiffert.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band.
In UK Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor was in the top 5 hits.
We of the Never Never, directed by Igor Auzins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982
while Touch The Devil by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Faerie Tale Theatre.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Nibbler or Bachelor Party.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 30, 1982?
- International Day of the Disappeared
- Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
- Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
- PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut
- Leo[nhard] Pappenheim: Conductor, dies at 86.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 30, 1982?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
- Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
- Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry
- Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me
- Air Supply - Even The Nights Are Better
- Melissa Manchester - You Should Hear How She Talks About You
- John Cougar - Hurts So Good
- Go-Go's - Vacation
- Crosby, Stills & Nash - Wasted On The Way
- Paul McCartney - Take It Away
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Aretha Franklin - Jump To It
- Zapp - Dance Floor (Part I)
- Ray Parker Jr. - Let Me Go
- Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)
- Grandmaster Flash - The Message
- Howard Johnson - So Fine
- Jeffrey Osborne - I Really Don't Need No Light
- The Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me
- Jermaine Jackson - Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
- Evelyn King - Love Come Down
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?