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Sunday 2 May 1982

1982-05-02

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Paradise, directed by Stuart Gillard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Paradise

Directed by: Stuart Gillard

Starring: Willie Aames, Phoebe Cates, Tuvia Tavi

Country: United States

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Directed by: Just Jaeckin

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Shane Briant, Nicholas Clay

Country: United States

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Taboo II

Directed by: Kirdy Stevens

Starring: Dorothy LeMay, Honey Wilder, Kevin James

Country: United States

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Cat People

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard

Country: United States

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The Long Good Friday

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Bird of Prey

Starring: Richard Griffiths, Carole Nimmons, Jeremy Child, Nigel Davenport

Country: United Kingdom

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Icebound in the Antarctic

Written by: Christopher Ralling

Directed by: Martyn Friend

Starring: Raymond Adamson, Todd Armstrong, Anthony Bate, Howard Bell

Country: United Kingdom

Q.E.D.

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Sam Waterston, George Innes, A.C. Weary, Julian Glover

Country: United States

Police Squad!

Written by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Country: United States

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West Country Tales

Starring: Keith Barron, Jack Watson, Brian Jennings

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 May 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
  • Saints Exuperius and Zoe
Famous Birthdays:
  • Timothy Benjamin: Welsh sprinter.
  • Johan Botha: South African cricketer.
  • Lorie : French teenager singer becoming TV actress, sometimes presented as the French "soft" version of Britney Spears.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hugh Marlowe: Actor (Jim Matthews-Another World), dies at 71.
  • Helmut Dantine: American actor/director/producer, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, of a massive coronary at age 64 (born 1917).
Facts:
  • Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
  • The Weather Channel (United States) airs on cable television for the first time.
  • Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bolo

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Action (4-directional scroller)

Publisher: Synergistic Software

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Check Man

Check Man

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Puzzle

Publisher: Zilec-Zenitone

Gopher

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: US Games

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Moon Patrol

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Irem Williams Electronics

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1K ZX Chess

1K ZX Chess

Platform: Sinclair ZX81

Genre: Turn-based strategy


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