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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day

Events

  • PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

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Movies

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We of the Never Never

We of the Never Never

Directed by: Igor Auzins

Starring: Angela Punch McGregor, Arthur Dignam, Martin Vaughan, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

Smithereens

Smithereens

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

Starring: Susan Berman, Brad Rijn, Richard Hell, Nada Despotovich

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

Starring: Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams, Paul Dooley, Hoyt Axton

Querelle

Querelle

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet

Zapped!

Zapped!

Directed by: Robert J. Rosenthal

Starring: Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Robert Mandan, Felice Schachter

TV Series

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Faerie Tale Theatre

Faerie Tale Theatre

Starring: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Country: United States of America

The Agatha Christie Hour

The Agatha Christie Hour

Gäster med gester

Gäster med gester

The Little Rascals

The Little Rascals

Cousin Phillis

Cousin Phillis

Days to next August 30

If August 30, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Different Seasons by Stephen King

Different Seasons

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From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas…“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge…the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award

The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum

The Parsifal Mosaic

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Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

The Fate Of The Earth by Jonathan Schell

The Fate Of The Earth

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Now combined in one volume, these two books helped focus national attention in the early 1980s on the movement for a nuclear freeze.

Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning

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Living Loving and Learning is a delightful collection of Leo Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981. Parts of them have appeared in books and magazine articles, but this is the only complete collection.

The Valley Of Horses by Jean M. Auel

The Valley Of Horses

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This unforgettable odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Nibbler

Nibbler

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation

Bachelor Party

Bachelor Party

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adult

Publisher: Mystique

Penetrator

Penetrator

Platform: ZX Spectrum (original) Commodore 64 TRS-80

Genre: Horizontal;y scrolling shooter

Publisher: Melbourne House (1982)

RealSports Football

RealSports Football

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Cosmic Ark

Cosmic Ark

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Imagic


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