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Friday 17 December 1982

1982-12-17

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 Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Dark Crystal

Directed by: Jim Henson

Starring: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

Powerhouse

Starring: Michael Mack, Domenica Galati, Michael Wikes, Jason Kravits

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 December 1982 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Leonid B Kogan: Russian violist, dies at age 58.
  • Philipp Jarnach: German composer, conductor and pianist, considered in the 1920s to be one of the most important composers of modern music.
  • Homer S Ferguson: American politician (Born 1889).

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1982?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Dec. 13, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8828
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Paul Newman -- Dec. 6, 1982

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 ?

Air Raid

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Men-A-Vision

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The Cosmic Balance

The Cosmic Balance

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Simulation, Strategy

Dungeons of Daggorath

Dungeons of Daggorath

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer, Dragon computer

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Tandy Corporation

Night Stalker

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600, Apple II Mattel Aquarius

Publisher: Mattel

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Sky Jinks

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

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