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Old 06-05-2014, 08:31 AM   #1303
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"Strange Little Girl" by The Stranglers was released in the UK in 1982 as their last single while signed to Liberty Records (part of EMI). By the time of release, the band had already decided to leave the label for Epic Records, and this last single was part of the severance deal, along with the compilation album, The Collection 1977-1982..peak at No. 7 in the UK in August 1982...
July 2 - LWalters, a.k.a. Lawn Chair Larry, flies 16,000 feet (4,900 m) above Long Beach, California, in a lawn chair with weather balloons attached - Roy Jenkins is elected leader of the SDP/2- Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth\3 – ASLEF train drivers in the United Kingdom go on strike over hours of work; they return to work on July 18/4– 4 Iranian diplomats are kidnapped upon Israel's invasion of Lebanon\5 - England draw 0-0 with hosts Spain and are eliminated from the World Cup in the second group stage. Ron Greenwood retires as England manager after 5 years and is succeeded by Ipswich Town manager Bobby Robson/6 – A lunar eclipse (umbral duration 236 min and total duration 106 min, the longest of the 20th century) occurs\8 - "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 perfs/9 - Michael Fagan breaks into Buckingham Palace and spends 10 minutes talking to the Queen until he is apprehended - Pan Am Flight 759 (Boeing 727) crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing all 146 on board and 8 on the ground\15- Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas – Geoffrey P, a GCHQ civil servant, is remanded in custody on charges under the Official Secrets Act 1911 - Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle-18 - "Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 perfs/20 - Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings: The Provisional IRA detonates two bombs in central London, killing 8 soldiers, wounding 47 people, and leading to the deaths of 7 horses\ 21 - HMS Hermes, the Royal Navy flagship during the Falklands War, returns home to Portsmouth to a hero's welcome - France performs nuclear Test at Island OF Muruora/ 22 - Production of the Ford Cortina ends after 20 years and 5 incarnations - Exclusion zone around the Falklands is lifted -MT rejects calls in parliament for a return of the death penalty\23 -A coroner's jury returns a verdict of suicide on Roberto Calvi, who was found hanging under Blackfriars Bridge - On a movie set, the Twilight Zone actor Vic Morrow and 2 child actors die in a helicopter stunt accident -The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985–1986 - Torrential rain and mudslides in Nagasaki, Japan destroy bridges and kill 299/24 - "Best Little Whorehouse in Tx" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 perfs\25 - France performs nuclear Test/26 - Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket\27 - Menken & Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors," premieres in NYC/30 - USSR performs underground nuclear Test\31 – In Beaune, France, 53 persons, 46 of them children, die in a highway accident (France's worst) - USSR performs nuclear Test... saw a picture once, of them fellers from, you know, that's supposed to be from up there- Fly around- Tiny little fellers.Ooh, I love to dance the little sidestep - Now they see me, now they don't - I've come and gone - And ooh, I love to sweep around a wide step..You know, it's always a business doing pleasure with you, Charlie!..

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