Friday December 31, 1982, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1982, UK date format: 31/12/1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 31, 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 Joseph Luckinbill and Bryce Avary. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Midnight, directed by John A. Russo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Atlantic High by William F. Buckley Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Treasure Hunt. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mars Cars or Black Widow.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 31, 1982?


Holidays

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.

Events

  • TV soap Doctors ends 19 year run
  • CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after eight years.
  • NBC radio cancels almost all of its network daily features.

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Movies

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Midnight

Midnight

Directed by: John A. Russo

Starring: Melanie Verlin, Lawrence Tierney, John Hall, Charles Jackson

Kiss Me Goodbye

Kiss Me Goodbye

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Sally Field, James Caan, Jeff Bridges, Paul Dooley

Bingo Bongo

Bingo Bongo

Directed by: Pasquale Festa Campanile

Starring: Adriano Celentano, Carole Bouquet, Felice Andreasi, Enzo Robutti

The Eleventh Hour

The Eleventh Hour

Directed by: John Lyde

Fanny and Alexander

Fanny and Alexander

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Wild America

Wild America

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States of America

The Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War

No Problem!

No Problem!

Starring: Chris Tummings, Malcolm Frederick, Judith Jacob, Janet Kay

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Irish R.M.

The Irish R.M.

Days to next December 31

If December 31, 1982 is your birthday you're 37 years, 8 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

Miracle At Midway by Gordon W. Prange

Miracle At Midway

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Here is the definitive history of the battle of Midway, an American victory that marked the turning point of the war in the Pacific during World War II.

The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf by Leo Buscaglia

The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf

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This story by Leo Buscaglia is a warm, wonderfully wise and strikingly simple story about a leaf names Freddie. How Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally

Foundation'S Edge by Isaac Asimov

Foundation'S Edge

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At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation had proved victorious; and now they retum to Hari

Mistral'S Daughter by Judith Krantz

Mistral'S Daughter

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They were three generations of magnificent red-haired beauties born to scandal, bred to success, bound to a single extraordinary man--Julien Mistral, the painter, the genius, the lover whose passions had seared them all.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mars Cars

Mars Cars

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Action

Publisher: Datamost

Black Widow

Black Widow

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Multidirectional shooter

Publisher: Atari

1K ZX Chess

1K ZX Chess

Platform: Sinclair ZX81

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Bolo

Bolo

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Action (4-directional scroller)

Publisher: Synergistic Software

Dunzhin

Dunzhin

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, PC

Genre: Role-playing video game

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 31, 1982?

On December 31, 1982 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 31, 1982?

On December 31, 1982 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 31, 1982?

On December 31, 1982 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 31, 1982?

On December 31, 1982 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 31, 1982?

On December 31, 1982 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 31, 1982?

On December 31, 1982 several famous people were born including, Joseph Luckinbill, Deniz Çakır, Bryce Avary.

What was the number one song in December 31, 1982?

The number one song in the week of December 31, 1982 was Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates in US and You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins in UK.

What were the top hits on December 31, 1982?

The top hits on December 31, 1982 were Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates, Mickey by Toni Basil, The Girl Is Mine by Michael Jackson in US and You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins, The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz, Don't You Want Me by The Human League in UK.


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