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Saturday 8 May 1982

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christina Cole and Adrian Gonzalez (baseball). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Chariots Of Fire - Titles by Vangelis. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Conan the Barbarian, directed by John Milius, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Dean'S December by Saul Bellow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mysterious Cities of Gold. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Custer's Revenge or Nautilus.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Conan the Barbarian

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow

Country: United States

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The Long Good Friday

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King

Country: United States

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Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight

Country: United States

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Victor Victoria

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston

Country: United States

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Evil Under the Sun

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Police Squad!

Written by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1982 ?

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gilles Villeneuve: French-Canadian race car driver in the Formula One race.
  • Neil Bogart: American entrepreneur who took over Buddah Records in 1967 to become the Bubblegum-Rock King of America.
  • Colin Blunstone: England, United Kingdom -- Rocker (Zombies-Never Even Thought).
  • Canucks 5-Isles 6 (OT) - Stanley Cup - Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • Spanish priest Juan María Fernández y Krohn tries to stab Pope John Paul II with a bayonet during the latter's pilgrimage to the shrine at Fatima.
  • Braniff International Airways is declared bankrupt and ceases all flights.

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

The Dean'S December

By: Saul Bellow

Albert Corde is a professor of journalism and dean of students at a Chicago university. He and his wife, Minna, travel to Bucharest, Romania, where Minna's mother has suffered a stroke.

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Spring Moon

By: Bette Bao Lord

At a time of mystery and cruelty ... in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise ... a courageous woman triumphs over her world's ultimate tragedy.Behind

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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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By: Robin Cook

Charles Martel is a brilliant cancer researcher who discovers that his own daughter is the victim of leukemia. The cause: a chemical plant conspiracy that not only promises to kill her,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Starpath

Mine Storm

Mine Storm

Platform: Vectrex

Publisher: General Consumer Electronics

Custer's Revenge

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adult, Western

Publisher: Mystique

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Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action

Publisher: Synapse Software

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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