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Thursday 8 July 1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tarah Paige and Joshua Alba. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Don't You Want Me by The Human League. In UK Fame by Irene Cara was in the top 5 hits. TRON, directed by Steven Lisberger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Celebrity by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching NBC News Overnight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing B-17 Bomber or Check Man.
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 ?

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

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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Oi axiopistoi

Starring: Hristos Daktylidis, Eleni Filini, Giannis Kasdaglis, Hristos Kostantopoulos

Country: Greece

Movies

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

TRON

Directed by: Steven Lisberger

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner

Country: United States

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The Secret of NIMH

Directed by: Don Bluth

Starring: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States

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Blade Runner

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

Country: United States

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The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David

Country: United States

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Firefox

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 July 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Isa Miranda: Model / actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77.
Facts:
  • 7 Brides for 7 Brothers opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager
  • Porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property
  • Assassination attempt against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Dujail.
  • The Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1982?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George Schultz -- July 5, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8804
  • Life: Raquel Welch in Bathing Suit

Books

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

Celebrity

By: Thomas Thompson

A story of three young men whose graduation spree results in violence that haunts their march to celebrity. The three go their separate ways.

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Years Of Upheaval

By: Henry Kissinger

In Years of Upheaval Henry Kissinger recalls the turbulent years of the second Administration of Richard Nixon, which began on 20 January 1973.

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A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney gathers together the best of his essays, more than fifty in all.

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Friday

By: Robert A. Heinlein

Engineered from the finest genes, and trained to be a secret courier in a future world, Friday operates over a near-future Earth, where chaos reigns.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Centipede

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Baby Pac-Man

Baby Pac-Man

Genre: Maze/Pinball

Publisher: Bally Midway

B-17 Bomber

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

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Check Man

Check Man

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action / Puzzle

Publisher: Zilec-Zenitone

Salmon Run

Salmon Run

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) VIC-20

Genre: action

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange Showcase Software


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