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Sunday 17 October 1982

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Benjamin Cook and Nick Riewoldt. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. Halloween III: Season of the Witch, directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Satan's Hollow or Shark! Shark!.
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 ?

Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Nature

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

Country: United States

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Timewatch

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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Movies

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

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace

Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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First Blood

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna

Country: United States

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Stalker

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Country: United States

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Fitzcarraldo

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jos Lewgoy

Country: United States

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The Beastmaster

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • 1st live orchestra on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)
  • Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carter Memoirs -- Oct. 11, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8819
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ariel Sharon -- Oct. 4, 1982

Books

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

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

By: William Kotzwinkle

Young Reader's Edition. "The magical story that will live in your heart forever..." "He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home."

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The Prodigal Daughter

By: Jeffrey Archer

With a will of steel, Polish immigrant Florentyna Rosnovski is indeed Abel's daughter. She shares with her father a love of America, his ideals, and his dream for the future.

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A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney gathers together the best of his essays, more than fifty in all.

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Cloak Of Darkness

By: Helen MacInnes

In a quiet London pub, Bob Renwick, founder of counter-terrorist agency Interintell, is handed a list of names. The Minus List has been compiled by the ruthless executive of an international

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dunzhin

Dunzhin

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, PC

Genre: Role-playing video game

Satan's Hollow

Satan's Hollow

Platform: Arcade (original) Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Midway

Shark! Shark!

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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Donkey Kong Jr.

Platform: Arcade, Other

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

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Space Cavern

Space Cavern

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Games by Apollo


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