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Wednesday 6 January 1982, Epiphany

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eddie Redmayne and Tiffany Pollard. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Neighbors, directed by John G. Avildsen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Legacy by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bell. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bagman or Dig Dug.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker

Country: United States

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Over the Edge

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Matt Dillon, Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig

Country: United States

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Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox

Country: United States

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On Golden Pond

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda

Country: United States

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Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Written by: Wilfred Greatorex

Starring: Roy Marsden, Richard Heffer, Sean Scanlan, Polly Hemingway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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New Wave Theatre

Starring: Peter Ivers, Band, Sandy Fury

Country: United States

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:20 Minute Workout

Starring: Bess Motta, Holly Butler, Deborah Corday, DeLee Lively

Country: United States

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It Takes a Worried Man

Written by: Peter Tilbury

Starring: Peter Tilbury, Diana Payan, Andrew Tourell, Christopher Benjamin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 January 1982 ?

  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
Famous Birthdays:
  • Eddie Redmayne: English actor, model and singer, who started his professional career in both theatre and television roles in the early 2000s and then made his film debut,.
  • Tiffany Pollard: American reality television personality.
  • Gilbert Arenas: American basketball player.
  • Brian Bass: American baseball player.
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  • William Bonin is convicted of being the Freeway Killer.

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

The Legacy

By: Howard Fast

The Legacy continues the saga of the Lavette family begun in these bestsellers: The Immigrants, Second Generation, and The Establishment. This fourth-in-series story takes place during the turbulent 1960s as

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Gorky Park

By: Martin Cruz Smith

“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

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The Lord God Made Them All

By: James Herriot

The triumphant conclusion to the legendary seriesWith each book more engaging than the last, James Herriot once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire through his uplifting experiences as a

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The Parsifal Mosaic

By: Robert Ludlum

Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Valadon Automation

Dig Dug

Platform: Arcade, Other

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Arcade

Publisher: US Games


Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action

Publisher: Synapse Software

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Realm of Nauga

Realm of Nauga

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer (I)

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Spectral Associates[2] Chromasette[1]

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