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Monday 13 December 1982

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Elisa Di Francisca and Ricky Nolasco. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. 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 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Powerhouse. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Leprechaun or Cannonball Blitz.
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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 13 December 1982 ?

  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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  • Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die
  • 71st Australian Men's Tennis: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (6-3, 6-3, 6-2).
  • An earthquake (Richter Scale 6.0 magnitude) in Dhamar, northern Yemen, kills at least 1,507.

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Sport Games on 13 December 1982

American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - Houston Oilers : 37 - 7
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Dec. 13, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8828
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Paul Newman -- Dec. 6, 1982


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

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

By: William Kotzwinkle

Young Reader's Edition. "The magical story that will live in your heart forever..." "He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home."

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Atlantic High

By: William F. Buckley Jr

Atlantic High is ostensibly the tale of Buckley's 1980 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, a recond of Buckley's meditations on the pleasures of sailing and the importance of good company.

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Goodbye, Mickey Mouse

By: Len Deighton

Deighton's historical fiction Goodbye, Mickey Mouse vividly evokes wartime England. In the winter of 1943-44, a group of American fighter pilots flies escort missions over Germany--among them the deeply reserved Captain

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By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ali Baba and 40 Thieves

Ali Baba and 40 Thieves

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Moppet Video,[1] Taiyo System

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Air Raiders

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Mattel

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Cannonball Blitz

Cannonball Blitz

Platform: Apple II, TI-99/4A, VIC-20

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line


Platform: Atari 2600 (original) ColecoVision, VIC-20, Intellivision, TRS-80 Color Computer,

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagic

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