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Sunday 8 August 1982

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fahadh Faasil and David Florence. 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 Fate Of The Earth by Jonathan Schell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Filthy Rich. If you liked videogames you were probably playing QB-3 or Rescue.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

Rätselflug

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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Friday the 13th Part III

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker

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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Pink Floyd The Wall

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson

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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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 8 August 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
  • Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
  • Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
  • St. Hormisdas
  • St. Smaragdus (and companions)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ferre Grignard: Belgian pop singer / Painter (Crucified Jesus).
  • Hermine Heijermans: Author (Snikken en Smartlapjes), dies at 80.
  • Valeer van Kerkhove: Flemish writer / producer (De Weerlozen).
  • Kurt Edelhagen: A well-respected German bandleader whose orchestras tended to emphasize swinging dance music but were open to boppish solos,.
  • Eric Brandon: English race car driver and businessman (d. 1982).
Facts:
  • 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa
  • Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

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Books

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

The Fate Of The Earth

By: Jonathan Schell

Now combined in one volume, these two books helped focus national attention in the early 1980s on the movement for a nuclear freeze.

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Different Seasons

By: Stephen King

From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas…“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge…the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award

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Princess

By: Robert Lacey

The story is part that of the girl next door, part fairy tale, but Diana Spencer has captured the heart and imagination of the world.

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The Prodigal Daughter

By: Jeffrey Archer

With a will of steel, Polish immigrant Florentyna Rosnovski is indeed Abel's daughter. She shares with her father a love of America, his ideals, and his dream for the future.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

QB-3

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Rock-Ola

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Rescue

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Stern

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Anteater

Anteater

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Tago Electronics

Money Munchers

Money Munchers

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Datamost

Rescue

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Stern

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