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Monday 16 August 1982

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cam Gigandet and Todd Haberkorn. 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 Eden Burning by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Filthy Rich. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Snake Byte or Space Duel.
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 ?

Filthy Rich

Written by: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

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

Country: United States

Rätselflug

Starring: Günther Jauch, Gerd Rohleder, Bernhard Russi

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

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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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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Pink Floyd The Wall

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Destroying Beirut -- Aug. 16, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8810
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ted Turner -- Aug. 9, 1982

Books

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

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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Friday

By: Robert A. Heinlein

Engineered from the finest genes, and trained to be a secret courier in a future world, Friday operates over a near-future Earth, where chaos reigns.

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A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

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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 ?

Star Strike

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

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

Rescue

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Stern

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Snake Byte

Snake Byte

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sirius Software

Space Duel

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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