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Friday 16 July 1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aamna Sharif and Dross Rotzank. 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. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, directed by Colin Higgins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Public Smiles, Private Tears by Helen Van Slyke with James Elward was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rätselflug. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Mask of the Sun or Pole Position.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States

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The World According to Garp

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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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

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 July 1982 ?

  • Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
  • Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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Famous Deaths:
  • Patrick Dewaere: French leading man of films of the 1970s; a second generation actor, borrowing is grandmother’s last name when he began performing with an improve group in 1968.
  • Leendert Braat: Sculptor / writer (White World).
  • Charles Robberts Swart: South African politician, 1st State President of South Africa (Born 1894).
  • George P Shultz sworn in as Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud
  • In New York City, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon is sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined $25,000 for tax fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
  • NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth.
  • George P. Shultz begins term as US Secretary of State.

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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 ?

Public Smiles, Private Tears

By: Helen Van Slyke with James Elward

London published Fiction

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

By: Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda's Workout Book

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Mask of the Sun

Platform: Apple II, Atari XL, Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: NA Brøderbund; EU Ariolasoft

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Pole Position

Platform: Arcade, Atari consoles, Home computers

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

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1K ZX Chess

1K ZX Chess

Platform: Sinclair ZX81

Genre: Turn-based strategy


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Skill

Publisher: Atari

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Snake Byte

Snake Byte

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sirius Software

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