Friday July 30, 1982

US date format: 7/30/1982, UK date format: 30/7/1982

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It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Yvonne Strahovski and Jehad Al-Hussain. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. The Pirate Movie, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Princess by Robert Lacey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ilinden. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Joust or Cosmic Crusader.
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Movies

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The Pirate Movie

The Pirate Movie

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr

Country: United States of America

Prem Rog

Prem Rog

Directed by: Raj Kapoor

Starring: Shammi Kapoor, Nanda, Tanuja, Vijayendra Ghatge

An Officer and a Gentleman

An Officer and a Gentleman

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia

Country: United States of America

Tex

Tex

Directed by: Tim Hunter

Starring: Matt Dillon, Jim Metzler, Meg Tilly, Bill McKinney

Night Shift

Night Shift

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, Gina Hecht

Country: United States of America

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Vanuatu - Independence Day
  • St. Julitta (a martyr)
  • St. Sennen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon

Events

  • Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

TV Series

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Ilinden

Ilinden

Comic Roots

Comic Roots

Jane

Jane

Sin on Saturday

Sin on Saturday

Third Time Lucky

Third Time Lucky

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Princess by Robert Lacey

Princess

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The story is part that of the girl next door, part fairy tale, but Diana Spencer has captured the heart and imagination of the world.

Eden Burning by Belva Plain

Eden Burning

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She was a girl as beautiful and innocent as her family's lush Caribbean plantation—until she discovered the darkness of desire and became a woman.

When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

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When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions:

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Late Innings by Roger Angell

Late Innings

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Book by Angell, Roger

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dung Beetles

Dung Beetles

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit TRS-80

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Datasoft

Popeye

Popeye

Platform: Arcade, C64, NES, Magnavox Odyssey², ColecoVision, Atari 2600

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

Joust

Joust

Platform: Arcade

Genre: action game

Publisher: Williams Electronics

Cosmic Crusader

Cosmic Crusader

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Funtastic

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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