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Monday 17 May 1982

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tony Parker and Kaye Abad. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Fate Of The Earth by Jonathan Schell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mysterious Cities of Gold. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cave of the Word Wizard or Battle Cross.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Bird of Prey

Starring: Richard Griffiths, Carole Nimmons, Jeremy Child, Nigel Davenport

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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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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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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Movies

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

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd

Country: United States

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston

Country: United States

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Annie

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett

Country: United States

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Conan the Barbarian

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow

Country: United States

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The Long Good Friday

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Tony Parker: Belgian-born basketball player, his American father playing basketball moved to France when Tony was 3 months, and his mother was a Dutch model, Pamela Firestone.
  • Kaye Abad: American-Filipino actress and singer.
  • Matt Cassel: American football player.
  • Dan Hardy: English mixed martial artist.
  • Reiko Nakamura: Japanese swimmer.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: H.M.S. Sheffield -- May 17, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8797
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Falklands War -- May 10, 1982

Books

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

The Fate Of The Earth

By: Jonathan Schell

Now combined in one volume, these two books helped focus national attention in the early 1980s on the movement for a nuclear freeze.

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The One Tree

By: Stephen R. Donaldson

Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery begin their search for the One Tree that is to be the salvation of the Land.

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The Invisible Bankers

By: Andrew Tobias

Hardcover - 1982

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

By: Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda's Workout Book

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Rip-Off

Rip-Off

Platform: Arcade (original) Vectrex

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Atlantis

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: Imagic

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Cave of the Word Wizard

Cave of the Word Wizard

Platform: C64

Genre: Education: Spelling

Publisher: Timeworks, Inc.

Q*bert

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, Intellivision, NES, Philips Videopac, Mobile, Othello Multivision, Standalone tabletop, Texas Instrume

Genre: Action / Puzzle

Publisher: Gottlieb Parker Brothers Ultra Games Sony Online Entertainment

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Battle Cross

Platform: Arcade Game MSX

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Omori Electric

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