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Wednesday 17 February 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lupe Fiasco and Adriano. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band. In UK A Town Called Malice / Precious by The Jam was in the top 5 hits. Death Wish II, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Nepokoreni grad. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Strike or Getaway!.
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 ?

West Country Tales

Starring: Keith Barron, Jack Watson, Brian Jennings

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Computer Programme

Starring: Chris Serle, Ian McNaught-Davis, Gill Nevill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Airline

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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Laugh Trax

Starring: Jim Fisher, Howie Mandel, Gail Matthius, Jim Staahl

Country: United States

Louisiana Cookin'

Starring: Justin Wilson

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Death Wish II

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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Quest for Fire

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Starring: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi

Country: United States

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Das Boot

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Jrgen Prochnow, Herbert Grnemeyer, Klaus Wennemann

Country: United States

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Immagini di un convento

Directed by: Joe D'Amato

Starring: Paola Senatore, Marina Hedman, Paola Maiolini

Country: United States

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Neighbors

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Theolonious S Monk: American jazz pianist/composer (Blue Monk), dies at age 64 (born 1917).
  • Nestor Chylak: American baseball umpire (Born 1922).
  • Thelonious Monk: American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the world’s most important and eccentric jazz figures and sometimes referred to as "The High Priest of Bebop.
  • Lee Strasberg: Austria -- Acting coach / actor (Somewhere in the Night).

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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 ?

Star Strike

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

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Getaway!

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

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Aztec

Platform: Apple II, Atari 400/800, Commodore 64

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Datamost

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Front Line

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, FM-7, MSX, Nintendo Famicom, PC-6001, PC-8801, PC-9801, Sharp X1

Genre: Multi-directional shooter Run and gun

Publisher: Taito

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Grand Prix

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

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