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Wednesday 1 September 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Buttle and Zoe Lister-Jones. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Case Of Lucy Bending by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Filthy Rich. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Penetrator or Donkey Kong Jr..
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Beastmaster

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn

Country: United States

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold

Country: United States

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Friday the 13th Part III

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker

Country: United States

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The Pirate Movie

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton

Country: United States

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Pink Floyd The Wall

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Filthy Rich

Written by: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

Starring: Dixie Carter, Charles Frank, Jerry Hardin, Michael Lombard

Country: United States


Starring: Günther Jauch, Gerd Rohleder, Bernhard Russi

NBC News Overnight

Starring: Lloyd Dobyns, Linda Ellerbee, Bill Schechner

Country: United States

The Mysterious Cities of Gold

Starring: Janice Chaikelson, Adrian Knight, Michael Rudder, Terrence Labrosse

Country: France

Schwarz Rot Gold

Starring: Uwe Friedrichsen, Edgar Bessen, George Meyer-Goll, Siegfried Kernen

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 September 1982 ?

  • Start of the season when oysters are fit to eat (when month names contain an "R")
  • Uzbekistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the new liturgical year begins on September 1. Also see September 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
  • Church of England - Saint Giles
  • Cameroon - Jour d'Union Nationale Camerounaise
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  • Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 mph
  • Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks
  • Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon.
  • In the USA, the maximum speedometer reading on a car is mandated at 85 MPH.
  • Canada adopts the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as part of its Constitution.

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

Life magazine


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

The Case Of Lucy Bending

By: Lawrence Sanders

The #1 master of suspense...Case closed!In the sun-and-rum-drenched inner circles of Florida's Gold Coast, evil disguises itself as a precocious eight-year-old with unnatural desires---and murderous intentions...One

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Eden Burning

By: Belva Plain

She was a girl as beautiful and innocent as her family's lush Caribbean plantation—until she discovered the darkness of desire and became a woman.

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When Bad Things Happen To Good People

By: Harold S. Kushner

When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions:

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The Man From St. Petersburg

By: Ken Follett

His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, ha had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Cross

Platform: Arcade Game MSX

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Omori Electric

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Platform: ZX Spectrum (original) Commodore 64 TRS-80

Genre: Horizontal;y scrolling shooter

Publisher: Melbourne House (1982)

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Skill

Publisher: Atari

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Chopper Command

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Donkey Kong Jr.

Platform: Arcade, Other

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

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