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Friday 2 April 1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Ferrer and Leyla Milani. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Starstruck, directed by Gillian Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Middletown. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Spartans or Demon Attack.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Starstruck

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Starring: Jo Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Margo Lee, Max Cullen

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Angel

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Starring: Veronica Quilligan, Stephen Rea, Alan Devlin, Peter Caffrey

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Cat People

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole

Country: United States

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Some Kind of Hero

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, Ronny Cox

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Silent Rage

Directed by: Michael Miller

Starring: Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, Steven Keats, Toni Kalem

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TV Series

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

Middletown

Directed by: Brian Kirk

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Flashback

Directed by: Franco Amurri

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Brummkreisel

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Rough Justice

Patalliro!

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 April 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • JP and Trang in Valleyfair
  • Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
  • Blessed Arnold of Leuven
  • International Children's Book Day
  • Saint Genoveva of Brabant (+1760)
Famous Birthdays:
  • David Ferrer: Tennis Player.
  • Leyla Milani: Canadian actress and model.
  • Jeremy Bloom: American football player and skier.
  • Bianca Chatfield: Australian netball player.
  • Péroline Garino: French criminal accomplice, the girlfriend of Stéphane Krauth, convicted for being complicit in his rape, murder and incineration of 16-year-old schoolgirl Karine Schaaff on 22 July 2001 in Bitche, France.
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Facts:
  • Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands
  • Several thousand Argentine troops seize the disputed Falkland (Malvinas) Islands.

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Books

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

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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A Green Desire

By: Anton Myrer

Two brothers, as different as night and day: one, charming and ruthless, buys his way into Harvard, Wall Street, and high society; the other brother remains by his mother's side and

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The I Love New York Diet

By: Bess Myerson and Bill Adler

Safer than the FAD diet and it works better. Recommended by leading drs.

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Go Slowly, Come Back Quickly

By: David Niven

Movie-star Niven has shown his gift for farcical, ribald anecdotes in Bring on the Empty Horses and The Moon's a Balloon, and this novel has its fair share of such wartime/Hollywood

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Preppie!

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Overhead view action

Publisher: Adventure International

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Space Spartans

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Mattel / Sears

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Quantum

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Skill

Publisher: Atari

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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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Realm of Nauga

Realm of Nauga

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer (I)

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Spectral Associates[2] Chromasette[1]

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Annie

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Charlotte's Web

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Rocky III

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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