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Sunday 26 December 1982

1982-12-26

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. 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. Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Space by James A. Michener 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 ?

Xtro

Directed by: Harry Bromley Davenport

Starring: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Cutting Edge Happy Hour

Starring: Peter Zaremba, Merrill Ward

Country: United States

Secrets and Mysteries

Starring: Edward Mulhare

Country: United States

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Computer Chronicles

Starring: Stewart Cheifet, Denise Crisci, Jeff Bodean, Todd Rundgren

Country: United States

The Frugal Gourmet

Starring: Jeffrey L. Smith

Country: United States

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The Joy of Painting

Starring: Bob Ross

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
  • Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • A brief but severe recession begins in the United States.
  • Seattle is officially dubbed the ''Emerald City'' after a contest is held to choose a new city slogan.
  • George Stigler is awarded The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
  • The car brand Toyota Camry is introduced.
  • Dorling Kindersley, formerly a book packager, begins publishing.

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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

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 ?

Atlantis

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Imagic

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Demon Attack

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, Intellivision, Odyssey², PC Booter, Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, TRS-80.

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Imagic

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The Missing Ring

The Missing Ring

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: Datamost

Shuttle

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Interactive Simulations

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Sea Dragon

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80 CoCo, MS-DOS, Commodore 64

Genre: Side-scroller

Publisher: Adventure International

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