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Tuesday 16 March 1982

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Vincent Cerutti and Brian Wilson (baseball). In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits. Porky's, directed by Bob Clark, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Q.E.D.. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Birdie King or Sky Jinks.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


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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Death Wish II

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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It Takes a Worried Man

Written by: Peter Tilbury

Starring: Peter Tilbury, Diana Payan, Andrew Tourell, Christopher Benjamin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1982 ?

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
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  • In Newport, Rhode Island, Claus von Bnlow is found guilty of the attempted murder of his wife.
  • An Argentine scrap metal dealer raises the Argentine flag in South Georgia.
  • Mary Whitehouse's private prosecution of ''The Romans in Britain'' collapses.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Salt: A New Villain? -- Mar. 15, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8788
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Paul Volcker -- Mar. 8, 1982


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

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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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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North And South

By: John Jakes

The bestselling saga that has sold more than 5 million copies.The books that inspired the smash-hit television miniseries.Beautifully repackaged for the Dutton hardcover release of On Secret Service--John Jakes's long-awaited return

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By: Danielle Steel

Her beloved Italian homeland shattered in the wake of World War II, exquisite Serena, Principessa di San Tibaldo, has nothing left except her name, her ancestry...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Birdie King

Birdie King

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Taito

David's Midnight Magic

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 Atari 8-bit

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Brøderbund Software Ariolasoft

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Sky Jinks

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

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Log Run

Log Run

Platform: VIC-20

Publisher: Terminal Software


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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