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Friday 8 January 1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 8, 1982). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gaby Hoffmann and John Utaka. 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. Mad Mission, directed by Eric Tsang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while God Emperor Of Dune by Frank Herbert was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching That's My Boy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Andromeda Conquest or Space Strike.
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What the sky looked like on 8 January 1982

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

Mad Mission

Directed by: Eric Tsang

Starring: Samuel Hui, Karl Maka, Sylvia Chang, Dean Shek

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Liar's Moon

Directed by: David Fisher

Starring: Matt Dillon, Cindy Fisher, Hoyt Axton, Margaret Blye

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Directed by: Surendra Mohan

Starring: Sanjeev Kumar, Reena Roy, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakesh Roshan

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The Professional

Directed by: Georges Lautner

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair, Marie-Christine Descouard

Country: United States

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Halloween II

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

That's My Boy

Directed by: Sean Anders

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Jockei Monika

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The Last Song

Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson

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Directed by: Britt Napier

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Let There Be Love

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 1982 ?

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Reta Shaw: Actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of emphysema at 69.
  • Gregoire Aslan: Actor (Concrete Jungle), dies at 73 of a heart attack.
  • Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee
  • Justice Department withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since
  • The US Justice Department decides to drop its antitrust suit against IBM, which was launched 13 years ago. One of its aims had been to break IBM up into several companies.
  • The break up of AT&T: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 08, 1982 - Geocentric view

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

God Emperor Of Dune

By: Frank Herbert

Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune's savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity

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The Third Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

Retired cop Edward X. Delaney takes on a female serial killer in this spine-tingling masterwork of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders By day, she’s a middle-aged secretary

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The Cardinal Sins

By: Andrew M. Greeley

The Cardinal Sins ignited a worldwide sensation when it first appeared nearly thirty years ago. Selling more than three million copies, it launched Andrew M.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Cross

Platform: Arcade Game MSX

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Omori Electric

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Andromeda Conquest

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Avalon Hill

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Escape From the Mindmaster

Escape From the Mindmaster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: First-person Adventure

Publisher: Starpath


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Space Strike

Space Strike

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Datamost

Home videos

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

Charlotte's Web

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Rocky III

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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Fun and Fancy Free

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