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Saturday 19 June 1982

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joe Cheng and May Andersen. 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. The Thing, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Hobbit or Space Spartans.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David

Country: United States

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Blade Runner

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

Country: United States

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Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman

Country: United States

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Grease 2

Directed by: Patricia Birch

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Lorna Luft

Country: United States

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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

Country: United States

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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 June 1982 ?

  • Juneteenth ? celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation.
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  • In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gerry Cooney, Sylvester Stallone -- June 14, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8801
  • Time: The Falkland Islands conflict, Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan. Martin Cleaver-Press A


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

Spring Moon

By: Bette Bao Lord

At a time of mystery and cruelty ... in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise ... a courageous woman triumphs over her world's ultimate tragedy.Behind

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The Man From St. Petersburg

By: Ken Follett

His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, ha had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged

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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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Thy Brother'S Wife

By: Andrew M. Greeley

The direction of Paul and Sean Cronin's lives was shaped the day their father, a self-made multimillionaire, decided that one of his boys would grow up to be a cardinal while

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ms. Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Various

Genre: Maze

Publisher: NA Bally/Midway Manufacturing; JP Namco

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Pepper II

Platform: Arcade (original); ColecoVision

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Exidy

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The Cosmic Balance

The Cosmic Balance

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Simulation, Strategy

The Hobbit

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC BBC Micro Model B cassette (no graphics) BBC Micro Model B disc (incl. graphics) Dragon 32 Oric Atmos MSX Apple II PC Macintosh

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Melbourne House

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Space Spartans

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: Mattel / Sears

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