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Tuesday 21 December 1982

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mike Gansey and Charlie Cox. 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. On TV people were watching Starcade. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castle of Riddles or Lunar Leepers.
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 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 ?

Starcade

Starring: Kevin McMahon, Geoff Edwards, Mark Richards

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Miguel de la Madrid -- Dec. 20, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8829
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Dec. 13, 1982

Books

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

An Indecent Obsession

By: Colleen McCullough

The dutiful and disciplined Sister Honour Langtry has sole charge of Ward X of a military hospital in the Pacific, where she cares for soldiers who have gone 'troppo' or are battle fatigued.

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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 ?

Crazy Climber

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001, Atari 2600, Famicom, Sharp X68000, WonderSwan, Virtual Console, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Vertically scrolling video game

Publisher: Nichibutsu (Nihon Bussan Co. Ltd.) HAMSTER Corporation

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BurgerTime

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Data East Bally Midway

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Castle of Riddles

Castle of Riddles

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Acornsoft

Lunar Leepers

Lunar Leepers

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Popeye

Platform: Arcade, C64, NES, Magnavox Odyssey², ColecoVision, Atari 2600

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

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