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Wednesday 11 August 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Grégoire Ludig and Alan Halsall. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Case Of Lucy Bending by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Filthy Rich. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Countdown to Doom or The Mask of the Sun.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Beastmaster

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn

Country: United States

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Friday the 13th Part III

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker

Country: United States

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold

Country: United States

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The Pirate Movie

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton

Country: United States

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Pink Floyd The Wall

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Filthy Rich

Written by: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

Starring: Dixie Carter, Charles Frank, Jerry Hardin, Michael Lombard

Country: United States


Starring: Günther Jauch, Gerd Rohleder, Bernhard Russi

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 August 1982 ?

  • Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
  • Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
  • Taiwan - Valentine's Day
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
  • St. Chromatius
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Famous Deaths:
  • Tom Drake: Actor (Green Years, Warkill), dies of lung cancer at 63.
  • Twins Terry Felton loses and runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)
  • A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.
  • Surinam recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ted Turner -- Aug. 9, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8809
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Herpes -- Aug. 2, 1982


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

The Case Of Lucy Bending

By: Lawrence Sanders

The #1 master of suspense...Case closed!In the sun-and-rum-drenched inner circles of Florida's Gold Coast, evil disguises itself as a precocious eight-year-old with unnatural desires---and murderous intentions...One

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Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant

By: Anne Tyler

“Beautiful . . . funny, heart-hammering, wise . . . superb entertainment.” –The New York Times“A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read.”–The

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A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

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Living, Loving & Learning

By: Leo Buscaglia

LIVING, LOVING AND LEARNING is a delightful collection of Dr. Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Countdown to Doom

Countdown to Doom

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, RISC OS, RM Nimbus, PC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Acornsoft, Topologika

The Mask of the Sun

Platform: Apple II, Atari XL, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: NA Brøderbund; EU Ariolasoft

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Phaser Patrol

Phaser Patrol

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Small spacecraft simulation

Publisher: Starpath

Space Strike

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Datamost

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Jack the Giantkiller

Jack the Giantkiller

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze, Puzzle

Publisher: Cinematronics

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