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Tuesday 16 November 1982

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ronald Pognon and Amar'e Stoudemire. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker. In UK I Don't Wanna Dance by Eddy Grant was in the top 5 hits. Still of the Night, directed by Robert Benton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Bech Is Back by John Updike was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ritzaryat na bylata dama. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rip-Off or Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US).
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 ?

Still of the Night

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Jessica Tandy

Country: United States

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The Last Unicorn

Directed by: Jules Bass

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury

Country: United States

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Directed by: George A. Romero

Starring: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau

Country: United States

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The Man from Snowy River

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan

Country: United States

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Piranha Part Two: The Spawning

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk, Lance Henriksen

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page

Country: United States

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Starring: Michael Praed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Tales of the Gold Monkey

Written by: Donald P. Bellisario

Starring: Stephen Collins, Jeff MacKay, Marta DuBois, John Calvin

Country: United States

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Faerie Tale Theatre

Starring: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 November 1982 ?

  • USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
  • Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day for Tolerance
  • Iceland - Dagur fslenskrar tungu (Icelandic Language Day)
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Famous Deaths:
  • 5th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 5-lands at Edwards Air Force Base.
  • Aggrement reached ending 57 day football strike
  • Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight

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

  • Time: Artwork by Nigel Holmes
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8824
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Catalogues -- Nov. 8, 1982


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

Bech Is Back

By: John Updike

In this follow-up to Bech: A Book, Henry Bech, the priapic, peripatetic, and unproductive Jewish American novelist, returns with seven more chapters from his mock-heroic life.

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Keeping Faith

By: Jimmy Carter

Available for the first time in paperback, Keeping Faith is Jimmy Carter's account of the satisfaction, frustration, and solitude that attend the man in the Oval Office.

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Living, Loving & Learning

By: Leo Buscaglia

LIVING, LOVING AND LEARNING is a delightful collection of Dr. Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981.

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By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Rocky's Boots

Platform: Apple II, CoCo, Commodore 64, IBM PC

Genre: Educational game

Publisher: The Learning Company

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Platform: Arcade (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Bump 'n' Jump

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Driving game

Publisher: Data East, Bally Midway, Vic Tokai (NES)

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Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US)

Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey┬▓ (US)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

Pole Position

Platform: Arcade, Atari consoles, Home computers

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

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