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Sunday 12 December 1982

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dmitry Tursunov and Korina Longin. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Mickey by Toni Basil. In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Megatrends by John Naisbitt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Powerhouse. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Entombed or Dungeons of Daggorath.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Dark Crystal

Directed by: Jim Henson

Starring: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz

Country: United States

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Airplane II: The Sequel

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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The Toy

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Sophie's Choice

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol

Country: United States

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48 Hrs.

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page

Country: United States

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Starring: Michael Praed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Tales of the Gold Monkey

Written by: Donald P. Bellisario

Starring: Stephen Collins, Jeff MacKay, Marta DuBois, John Calvin

Country: United States

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Faerie Tale Theatre

Starring: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1982 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
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  • Herman Van Veen: All of Him closes at Ambassador NYC after 6 performances
  • $9,800,000 in cash stolen from money transport car in New York City
  • Joanne Carner / John Mahaffey wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Women's peace protest at Greenham Common : 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 kilometres (9.0 mi) perimeter fence.
  • 57th Australian Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 2-6, 6-3).

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Sport Games on 12 December 1982

American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - Minnesota Vikings : 10 - 13
  • Chicago Bears - Seattle Seahawks : 14 - 20
  • Cleveland Browns - Cincinnati Bengals : 10 - 23
  • Denver Broncos - Los Angeles Rams : 27 - 24
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1982?

Life magazine


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


By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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Second Heaven

By: Judith Guest

Attorney Michael Atwood, divorced father of two, joins with divorcee Cat Holzman to help Gale Murray, a deeply troubled boy trapped by his parents, the law, and despair

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Master of the Game

By: Sidney Sheldon

WHO IS KATE BLACKWELL?She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned.

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Life, The Universe And Everything

By: Douglas Adams

"HYSTERICAL!"--The Philadelphia InquirerThe unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: US Games

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River Raid

Platform: Atari 2600, Windows, MSX

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Atari Video Cube

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Dungeons of Daggorath

Dungeons of Daggorath

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer, Dragon computer

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Tandy Corporation


Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

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