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Wednesday 13 October 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ian Thorpe and Kevin Clifton. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. Stalker, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Cloak Of Darkness by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Climber or Dungeons of Daggorath.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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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Nature

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

Country: United States

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Timewatch

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Stalker

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Country: United States

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Fitzcarraldo

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jos Lewgoy

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • IOC restores 2 gold medals from 1912 Olympics to Jim Thorpe
  • New Jersey Devils first short handed goal-Don Lever.
  • The Ford Sierra automobile is launched in Europe. It replaces the Ford Cortina.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carter Memoirs -- Oct. 11, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8819
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ariel Sharon -- Oct. 4, 1982

Books

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

Cloak Of Darkness

By: Helen MacInnes

In a quiet London pub, Bob Renwick, founder of counter-terrorist agency Interintell, is handed a list of names. The Minus List has been compiled by the ruthless executive of an international

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A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney gathers together the best of his essays, more than fifty in all.

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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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The Parsifal Mosaic

By: Robert Ludlum

Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crazy Climber

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001, Atari 2600, Famicom, Sharp X68000, WonderSwan, Virtual Console, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Vertically scrolling video game

Publisher: Nichibutsu (Nihon Bussan Co. Ltd.) HAMSTER Corporation

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Dungeons of Daggorath

Dungeons of Daggorath

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer, Dragon computer

Genre: Dungeon crawl

Publisher: Tandy Corporation

Escape From the Mindmaster

Escape From the Mindmaster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: First-person Adventure

Publisher: Starpath

Shark! Shark!

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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Spider-Man

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Parker Brothers

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