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Wednesday 17 February 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 17, 1982). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leito Adriano and Mariana Weickert. 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. A Question of Silence, directed by Marleen Gorris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Cujo by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Brummkreisel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing BurgerTime or Bomb Squad.
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A Question of Silence

Directed by: Marleen Gorris

Starring: Edda Barends, Nelly Frijda, Henriëtte Tol, Cox Habbema

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Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Isela Vega, Gilbert Roland

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Swamp Thing

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess

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Evil Under the Sun

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith, Colin Blakely

Country: United States

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Making Love

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Wendy Hiller

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Let There Be Love

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I Remember Nelson

Hotel Polan und seine Gäste

The Haunting of Cassie Palmer

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Historical Events

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  • 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:
  • 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).
  • Nestor Chylak: American baseball umpire (Born 1922).
  • Theolonious S Monk: American jazz pianist/composer (Blue Monk), dies at age 64 (born 1917).
  • Nestor Chylak: American baseball umpire (Born 1922).

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Planetary positions on February 17, 1982 - Geocentric view

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By: Stephen King

The #1 national bestseller for Stephen King’s rabid fans, Cujo “hits the jugular” (New York Times) with the story of a friendly Saint Bernard that is bitten by a sick bat.

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By: Carl Sagan

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOXCosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a

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The Best Of Dear Abby

By: Abigail Van Buren

A compilation of the most provocative questions and the wisest and wittiest answers to appear in "Dear Abby"'s thirty-three years of syndication.

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Rabbit Is Rich

By: John Updike

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Data East Bally Midway

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Bomb Squad

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Mattel

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Mr. F. Lea

Mr. F. Lea

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Pacific Novelty


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Ultravision (later re-released by Froggo)

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Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade , Maze game

Publisher: New Generation Software

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Home videos

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Charlotte's Web

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Rocky III

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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Fun and Fancy Free

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