Saturday January 30, 1982

US date format: 1/30/1982, UK date format: 30/1/1982

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir and DeSagana Diop. In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK The Model / Computer Love by Kraftwerk was in the top 5 hits. Night Crossing, directed by Delbert Mann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Cosmos by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brummkreisel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Eyes or Nibbler.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Events

  • Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called ''Elk Cloner''.
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners.

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Movies

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Night Crossing

Night Crossing

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Starring: John Hurt, Jane Alexander, Doug McKeon, Keith McKeon

Personal Best

Personal Best

Directed by: Robert Towne

Starring: Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Patrice Donnelly, Kenny Moore

The Border

The Border

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine, Warren Oates

Aamne Samne

Aamne Samne

Directed by: Ashim S. Samanta

Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Bindiya Goswami, Arti Gupta, Kamal Kapoor

Shoot the Moon

Shoot the Moon

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen, Peter Weller

TV Series

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Brummkreisel

Brummkreisel

Darkroom

Darkroom

Directed by: Britt Napier

Let There Be Love

Let There Be Love

New Wave Theatre

New Wave Theatre

Starring: Peter Ivers, Band, Sandy Fury

Country: United States of America

Great Squadron Goggle Five

Great Squadron Goggle Five

Days to next January 30

If January 30, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 7 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos

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RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

Red Dragon

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A second family has been massacred by the terrifying serial killer the press has christened ?The Tooth Fairy.? Special Agent Jack Crawford turns to the one man who can help restart

At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange

At Dawn We Slept

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At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S.

Pathfinders by Gail Sheehy

Pathfinders

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Examines--through personal case histories, analysis, and examples--creative, original, and expansive ways to effectively overcome the crises of adult life by drawing on one's own inner resources

Remembrance by Danielle Steel

Remembrance

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Her beloved Italian homeland shattered in the wake of World War II, exquisite Serena, Principessa di San Tibaldo, has nothing left except her name, her ancestry...

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mars Cars

Mars Cars

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Action

Publisher: Datamost

Eyes

Eyes

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Rock-ola

Nibbler

Nibbler

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation

Aztec

Aztec

Platform: Apple II, Atari 400/800, Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Datamost

Arcadians

Arcadians

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Acornsoft


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