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Wednesday 23 June 1982

1982-06-23

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. In UK Goody Two Shoes by Adam Ant was in the top 5 hits. The Thing, directed by John Carpenter, 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 in the last 30 days ?

The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David

Country: United States

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Blade Runner

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

Country: United States

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Firefox

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman

Country: United States

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Grease 2

Directed by: Patricia Birch

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Lorna Luft

Country: United States

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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

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 23 June 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • J??i (L?go) - Latvia
  • Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
  • The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [4]
  • National holiday - Luxembourg
  • Midsummer's Eve, Christianized the eve of the feast of Saint John the Baptist, is celebrated in much of Northern Europe and the British Islands
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Vincent Chin: Chinese-born American murder victim (Born 1955).
Facts:
  • Cleavage opens and closes at Playhouse Theater, New York City
  • Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
  • Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight
  • Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7kg (45 pounds).
  • Chinese American Vincent Chin is beaten to death in Highland Park, Michigan, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Israel's Blitz -- June 21, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8802
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gerry Cooney, Sylvester Stallone -- June 14, 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 ?

Adventures of Tron

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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BurgerTime

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Data East Bally Midway

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Countdown to Doom

Countdown to Doom

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, RISC OS, RM Nimbus, PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Acornsoft, Topologika

Fort Apocalypse

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

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Journey to the Planets

Platform: Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Space Adventure Action Puzzle

Publisher: JV Software, Inc., Roklan Software

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