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Sunday 24 October 1982

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy and Fairuz Fauzy. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. Halloween III: Season of the Witch, directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, 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 Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bolo or Custer's Revenge.
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 ?

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace

Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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First Blood

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna

Country: United States

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Stalker

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Country: United States

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Fitzcarraldo

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jos Lewgoy

Country: United States

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Le brasier ardent

Directed by: Ivan Mozzhukhin

Starring: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Nathalie Lissenko, Nicolas Koline

Country: United States

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 24 October 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
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Facts:
  • 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: Iran hostages by Alain Mingam/Magnum.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8820
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carter Memoirs -- Oct. 11, 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 HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE follows the Berry family across two continents and through three hotels. Family members attract friends who substitute lust, violence, laughter and tears for the standard bourgeois components.

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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 ?

Bolo

Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Action (4-directional scroller)

Publisher: Synergistic Software

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Communist Mutants from Space

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

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Custer's Revenge

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adult, Western

Publisher: Mystique

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Liberator

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Atari

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Super Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, DOS, Mobile Phone, Sord M5

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Bally/Midway Manufacturing

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