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Friday 6 August 1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adrianne Curry and Karl Davies. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Filthy Rich. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3D Monster Maze or QB-3.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1982 or at August 06 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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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

NBC News Overnight

Starring: Lloyd Dobyns, Linda Ellerbee, Bill Schechner

Country: United States

Bird of Prey

Starring: Richard Griffiths, Carole Nimmons, Jeremy Child, Nigel Davenport

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Q.E.D.

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Sam Waterston, George Innes, A.C. Weary, Julian Glover

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

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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Night Shift

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Jamaica - Independence Day
  • Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
  • St. Juatus
  • St. Pastor
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 06 August
Facts:
  • California Doug DeCinces hits 3 HRs again in game (did it 5 days ago also)
  • WQXI (Atlanta) is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

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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Teenage Romance

By: Delia Ephron

Provides an entertaining and sympathetic look at the painful pleasures of adolescent rites of passage, accompanied by the delightful drawings of Edward Koren

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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 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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3D Monster Maze

3D Monster Maze

Platform: Sinclair ZX81

Genre: 3D first-person adventure

Publisher: J. K. Greye Software

Anteater

Anteater

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Tago Electronics

QB-3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Rock-Ola

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Cave of the Word Wizard

Cave of the Word Wizard

Platform: C64

Genre: Education: Spelling

Publisher: Timeworks, Inc.

Name This Game Octopus

Name This Game Octopus

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: US Games (USA) Carrere Video Distribution (Europe)


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