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Wednesday 19 May 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pal Steffen Andresen and Erika Jordan. 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 Adventures of Tron or Dung Beetles.
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 19 May 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
  • Theophilus of Corte
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion

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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 Parsifal Mosaic

By: Robert Ludlum

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.

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For Special Services

By: John Gardner

For the first time in trade paperback—with new introductions—the novels that began John Gardner's career as the author of the thrilling James Bond 007 series.

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The Hotel New Hampshire

By: John Irving

“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Adventures of Tron

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Platform: Atari 2600 Intellivision

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Parker Brothers

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Dung Beetles

Dung Beetles

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit TRS-80

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Datasoft

Pole Position

Platform: Arcade, Atari consoles, Home computers

Genre: Racing

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Atari

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