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Thursday 24 June 1982

1982-06-24

It was Thursday, 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

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 24 June 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
  • Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
  • Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
  • Quarter days in England
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
  • Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
  • Jean-Loup Chretien, first spacionaut, two others, lift off (Soyuz T-16).
  • ''The Jakarta Incident'': British Airways Flight 9 flies into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, resulting in the failure of all four engines.

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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 ?

Air Raid

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Men-A-Vision

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Bagman

Bagman

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Valadon Automation

Castle of Riddles

Castle of Riddles

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Acornsoft

Mr. Do!

Platform: Arcade ports: Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, Coleco Vision, Commodore 64, Game Boy, MSX, Super Famicom/SNES, Tomy Tutor

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Taito Corporation; JP Imagineer; JP SNK; NA Coleco; NA Namco; NA/EU Datasoft; NA/EU Ocean Software

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Shark! Shark!

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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