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Thursday 15 April 1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Seth Rogen and Anthony Green (musician). In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Cat People, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bird of Prey. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Choplifter or Deadly Duck.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Long Good Friday

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King

Country: United States

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Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight

Country: United States

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Victor Victoria

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston

Country: United States

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Evil Under the Sun

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith

Country: United States

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Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Police Squad!

Written by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Country: United States

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Written by: Wilfred Greatorex

Starring: Roy Marsden, Richard Heffer, Sean Scanlan, Polly Hemingway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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New Wave Theatre

Starring: Peter Ivers, Band, Sandy Fury

Country: United States

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:20 Minute Workout

Starring: Bess Motta, Holly Butler, Deborah Corday, DeLee Lively

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 April 1982 ?

  • Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Petrus Gonzalez
  • In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
  • Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
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  • Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, and landscape display

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

  • Time: Inset: Ronald Reagan by Dennis Brack
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8792
  • Time: Fashion designer Giorgio Armani with unidentified model


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

At Dawn We Slept

By: Gordon W. Prange

At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S.

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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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Spring Moon

By: Bette Bao Lord

At a time of mystery and cruelty ... in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise ... a courageous woman triumphs over her world's ultimate tragedy.Behind

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A Mother And Two Daughters

By: Gail Godwin

"A big, entertaining novel...Rich in character and place and humanity...Gail Godwin is a wonderful writer."THE BOSTON GLOBEAt the death of Leonard Strickland, beloved Southern gentleman, husband and father, his family is

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Frogs and Flies

Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: action game

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Platform: Apple II, Arcade, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, MSX, NES, Sega Master System, Fujitsu FM-7

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Brøderbund Ariolasoft (for European Commodore 64 version) Atari, Inc. (Atari 5200 version) Atari Corp. (Atari 7800 and XEGS versions) Sega (1985 arcade version)

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Deadly Duck

Deadly Duck

Platform: Atari 2600, VIC-20

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: 20th Century Fox Games

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