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Sunday 15 August 1982

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Casey Burgener and Germán Caffa. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Different Seasons by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Filthy Rich. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3D Monster Maze or Phantom Slayer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Filthy Rich

Written by: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

Starring: Dixie Carter, Charles Frank, Jerry Hardin, Michael Lombard

Country: United States

NBC News Overnight

Starring: Lloyd Dobyns, Linda Ellerbee, Bill Schechner

Country: United States

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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Icebound in the Antarctic

Written by: Christopher Ralling

Directed by: Martyn Friend

Starring: Raymond Adamson, Todd Armstrong, Anthony Bate, Howard Bell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Q.E.D.

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Sam Waterston, George Innes, A.C. Weary, Julian Glover

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Beastmaster

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn

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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Friday the 13th Part III

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker

Country: United States

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The Pirate Movie

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton

Country: United States

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Pink Floyd The Wall

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Facts:
  • Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ted Turner -- Aug. 9, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8809
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Herpes -- Aug. 2, 1982

Books

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

Noble House

By: James Clavell

The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

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Teenage Romance

By: Delia Ephron

Provides an entertaining and sympathetic look at the painful pleasures of adolescent rites of passage, accompanied by the delightful drawings of Edward Koren

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An Indecent Obsession

By: Colleen McCullough

At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

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The Hotel New Hampshire

By: John Irving

“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3D Monster Maze

3D Monster Maze

Platform: Sinclair ZX81

Genre: 3D first-person adventure

Publisher: J. K. Greye Software

Eggomania

Eggomania

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action, Arcade

Publisher: US Games

Phantom Slayer

Phantom Slayer

Platform: Dragon 32/64 TRS-80

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Microdeal

Rescue

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Stern

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Arcadians

Arcadians

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Acornsoft


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