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Friday 3 December 1982

1982-12-03

It was Friday, 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 Toy, directed by Richard Donner, 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 Toy

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Airplane II: The Sequel

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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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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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 3 December 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day of Disabled Persons - [1]
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Francis Xavier; also Saint Birinus
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 03 December
Facts:
  • 1st New Jersey Devil hat-trick (Steve Tambellini) defeat Hartford 5-4
  • New Jersey Devils 1st hat trick (Steve Tambellini)
  • 35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record).
  • Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez.
  • A final soil sample is taken from the site of Times Beach, Missouri. It is found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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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

Remember when

Birthday and personalized Football books

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Donkey Kong Jr.

Platform: Arcade, Other

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

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Dunzhin

Dunzhin

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

Genre: Role-playing video game

Great Britain Ltd

Great Britain Ltd

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Government simulation

Publisher: Simon Hessel

Karate

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Ultravision (later re-released by Froggo)

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The Pit

Platform: Arcade Commodore 64

Genre: Action/strategy

Publisher: Taito (JPN) Centuri (US)

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Tell the world why 3 December 1982 is such a special date for you!