Thursday June 17, 1982

US date format: 6/17/1982, UK date format: 17/6/1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 17, 1982). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Arthur Darvill and El Matador (rapper). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. In UK Goody Two Shoes by Adam Ant was in the top 5 hits. Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The One Tree by Stephen R. Donaldson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Los gozos y las sombras. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lost Luggage or Cave of the Word Wizard.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Albert Chmielowski.
  • National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
  • Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.

Events

  • President Reagan 1st UN General Assembly address (evil empire speech)

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Movies

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Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Country: United States of America

The Thing

The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Country: United States of America

The Last American Virgin

The Last American Virgin

Directed by: Boaz Davidson

Starring: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Joe Rubbo

Country: United States of America

Girls Nite Out

Girls Nite Out

Directed by: Robert Deubel

Starring: Julia Montgomery, James Carroll, Suzanne Barnes, Rutanya Alda

Megaforce

Megaforce

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Barry Bostwick, Michael Beck, Persis Khambatta, Edward Mulhare

TV Series

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Los gozos y las sombras

Los gozos y las sombras

Starring: Eusebio Poncela, Carlos Larrañaga, Charo López, Rafael Alonso

Country: Spain

Middletown

Middletown

Directed by: Brian Kirk

The Black Adder

The Black Adder

SNC News

SNC News

The Mississippi

The Mississippi

Days to next June 17

If June 17, 1982 is your birthday you're 38 years, 3 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 30 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The One Tree by Stephen R. Donaldson

The One Tree

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My personal book from one of my favorite authors! This RARE FIRST EDITION 1982 COLLECTIBLE is a perfect gift for any Donaldson fan. Book is in great condition with no markings and a tight binding.

Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant

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“Beautiful . . . funny, heart-hammering, wise . . . superb entertainment.” –The New York Times“A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read.”–The

When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

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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:

The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum

The Parsifal Mosaic

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Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

Celebrity by Thomas Thompson

Celebrity

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A story of three young men whose graduation spree results in violence that haunts their march to celebrity. The three go their separate ways.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Lost Luggage

Lost Luggage

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Games by Apollo

Cave of the Word Wizard

Cave of the Word Wizard

Platform: C64

Genre: Education: Spelling

Publisher: Timeworks, Inc.

Super Pac-Man

Super Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, DOS, Mobile Phone, Sord M5

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Bally/Midway Manufacturing

Nibbler

Nibbler

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation

Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong Jr.

Platform: Arcade, Other

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo


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