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Wednesday 8 December 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nicki Minaj and Sébastien Jouve. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Mickey by Toni Basil. In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. The Toy, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Max by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Powerhouse. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Realm of Nauga or Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Toy

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Airplane II: The Sequel

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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48 Hrs.

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole

Country: United States

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The Verdict

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden

Country: United States

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Sophie's Choice

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page

Country: United States

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Starring: Michael Praed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Tales of the Gold Monkey

Written by: Donald P. Bellisario

Starring: Stephen Collins, Jeff MacKay, Marta DuBois, John Calvin

Country: United States

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Faerie Tale Theatre

Starring: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1982 ?

  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
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Famous Deaths:
  • Herman Van Veen: All of Him opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 performances
  • Suriname army leader Desi Bouterse murders 15 opponents, including Surendre Rambocus, Suriname army lieutenant; Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist; Kenneth Goncalves, Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate; Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist; John Baboeram, Suriname lawyer; Harald Riedewald, Suriname attorney; Gerald Leckie, Suriname scholar; Cyrill Daal, Suriname worker's union leader; Bram Behr, Suriname revolutionary; AndrT Kamperveen, Suriname minister; and Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname
  • Demanding an end to nuclear weapons, Norman Mayer holds the Washington Monument hostage; after ten hours, police kill him; he had no explosives.
  • Clark Gilles fails in 7th New York Islanders' penalty shot.
  • In Suriname, several opponents of the military government are killed.

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


By: Howard Fast

Max [Paperback] [Jan 01, 1983] Fast, Howard

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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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By: James A. Michener

Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier.

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Keeping Faith

By: Jimmy Carter

Available for the first time in paperback, Keeping Faith is Jimmy Carter's account of the satisfaction, frustration, and solitude that attend the man in the Oval Office.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Stern

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Platform: Atari 2600 Intellivision

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Parker Brothers

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Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

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Pole Position

Platform: Arcade, Atari consoles, Home computers

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

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Platform: Arcade Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Gottlieb

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