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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 Buakaw Por Pramuk and Adrian Gonzalez. 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 Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum 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 Serpentine or Nautilus.
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 ?

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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Icebound in the Antarctic

Written by: Christopher Ralling

Directed by: Martyn Friend

Starring: Raymond Adamson, Todd Armstrong, Anthony Bate, Howard Bell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Q.E.D.

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Sam Waterston, George Innes, A.C. Weary, Julian Glover

Country: United States

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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West Country Tales

Starring: Keith Barron, Jack Watson, Brian Jennings

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Directed by: Just Jaeckin

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Shane Briant, Nicholas Clay

Country: United States

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Paradise

Directed by: Stuart Gillard

Starring: Willie Aames, Phoebe Cates, Tuvia Tavi

Country: United States

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Taboo II

Directed by: Kirdy Stevens

Starring: Dorothy LeMay, Honey Wilder, Kevin James

Country: United States

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Cat People

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Neil Bogart: American entrepreneur who took over Buddah Records in 1967 to become the Bubblegum-Rock King of America.
  • Gilles Villeneuve: French-Canadian race car driver in the Formula One race.
  • Colin Blunstone: England, United Kingdom -- Rocker (Zombies-Never Even Thought).
Facts:
  • 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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Pixilated face generated by Scitex/CAS 2000 digital imager
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8795
  • Life: Laser Medicine

Books

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

Teenage Romance

By: Delia Ephron

Teenage Romance

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An Indecent Obsession

By: Colleen McCullough

The dutiful and disciplined Sister Honour Langtry has sole charge of Ward X of a military hospital in the Pacific, where she cares for soldiers who have gone 'troppo' or are battle fatigued.

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The Hotel New Hampshire

By: John Irving

“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

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Noble House

By: James Clavell

The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Chase

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: First Star Software

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Serpentine

Platform: IBM PC Apple II Atari 8-bit computers VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Brøderbund

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Disco No. 1

Disco No. 1

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Data East

Mine Storm

Mine Storm

Platform: Vectrex

Publisher: General Consumer Electronics

Nautilus

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action

Publisher: Synapse Software

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