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Wednesday 14 July 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christopher Penney and Dmitry Chaplin. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Don't You Want Me by The Human League. In UK Fame by Irene Cara was in the top 5 hits. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching NBC News Overnight. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragonfire or Getaway!.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Jos Ferrer

Country: United States

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Directed by: Steven Lisberger

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner

Country: United States

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The Secret of NIMH

Directed by: Don Bluth

Starring: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States

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Blade Runner

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

Country: United States

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The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

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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Oi axiopistoi

Starring: Hristos Daktylidis, Eleni Filini, Giannis Kasdaglis, Hristos Kostantopoulos

Country: Greece

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 July 1982 ?

  • Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
  • France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
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What news were making the headlines those days in July 1982?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: American Women -- July 12, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8805
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George Schultz -- July 5, 1982


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

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

By: Harold S. Kushner

When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions:

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By: Thomas Thompson

A story of three young men whose graduation spree results in violence that haunts their march to celebrity. The three go their separate ways.

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Eden Burning

By: Belva Plain

She was a girl as beautiful and innocent as her family's lush Caribbean plantation—until she discovered the darkness of desire and became a woman.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagic

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Platform: Arcade, ColecoVision, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Stern Electronics

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Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

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Lost Luggage

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Games by Apollo

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Brøderbund

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