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Thursday 2 December 1982

1982-12-02

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Truly by Lionel Richie. In UK I Don't Wanna Dance by Eddy Grant was in the top 5 hits. The Verdict, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Verdict

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden

Country: United States

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48 Hrs.

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole

Country: United States

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Sophie's Choice

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol

Country: United States

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Gandhi

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen

Country: United States

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Tootsie

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Nature

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page

Country: United States

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Timewatch

Starring: Michael Praed

Country: United Kingdom

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At the Movies

Starring: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Country: United States

Tales of the Gold Monkey

Written by: Donald P. Bellisario

Starring: Stephen Collins, Jeff MacKay, Marta DuBois, John Calvin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 December 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Laos - National Day
  • United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
  • R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 02 December
Famous Deaths:
  • David Blue: rocker, dies while jogging in Greenwich Village at age 41.
  • Marty Feldman: British comedian, writer and actor (Born 1933).
Facts:
  • 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (University of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
  • At the University of Utah, 61-year-old retired dentist Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart (he will live for 112 days with the device).

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Magazine Covers

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

An Indecent Obsession

By: Colleen McCullough

A great example of a prolific writer's skill

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The Hotel New Hampshire

By: John Irving

“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

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Noble House

By: James Clavell

The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

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Cujo

By: Stephen King

The #1 national bestseller for Stephen King’s rabid fans, Cujo “hits the jugular” (New York Times) with the story of a friendly Saint Bernard that is bitten by a sick bat.

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Remember when

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Chase

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: First Star Software

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Battle Cross

Platform: Arcade Game MSX

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Omori Electric

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The Hobbit

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC BBC Micro Model B cassette (no graphics) BBC Micro Model B disc (incl. graphics) Dragon 32 Oric Atmos MSX Apple II PC Macintosh

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Melbourne House

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Megamania

Platform: Atari 2600 (original) Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Shark! Shark!

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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