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Monday 20 December 1982

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mohammed Asif and David Tavare. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. The Dark Crystal, directed by Jim Henson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Starcade. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pengo or Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1982 or at December 20 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Starcade

Starring: Kevin McMahon, Geoff Edwards, Mark Richards

Country: United States

Powerhouse

Starring: Michael Mack, Domenica Galati, Michael Wikes, Jason Kravits

Country: United States

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Dark Crystal

Directed by: Jim Henson

Starring: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz

Country: United States

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The Toy

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Airplane II: The Sequel

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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48 Hrs.

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole

Country: United States

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Sophie's Choice

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 20 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Artur Rubinstein: pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva, Switzerland at age 95.
  • Arthur Rubinstein: Polish musician, a brilliant pianist who appeared at age 12 as a soloist with the Berlin Symphony.

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Sport Games on 20 December 1982

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  • Cincinnati Bengals - San Diego Chargers : 34 - 50
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Miguel de la Madrid -- Dec. 20, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8829
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Dec. 13, 1982

Books

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

Noble House

By: James Clavell

The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

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Teenage Romance

By: Delia Ephron

Provides an entertaining and sympathetic look at the painful pleasures of adolescent rites of passage, accompanied by the delightful drawings of Edward Koren

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An Indecent Obsession

By: Colleen McCullough

At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

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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 ?

Shamus

Platform: Atari 8-bit, VIC-20, Commodore 64, IBM PC, TI-99 4A, TRS-80 Color Computer, Game Boy Color

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

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Snack Attack

Snack Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Datamost

Getaway!

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

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Pengo

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze, Puzzle

Publisher: Sega

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Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle

Platform: Atari 2600, ColecoVision

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Coleco

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