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Wednesday 20 October 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ana Mihajlovski and Katie Featherston. 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. First Blood, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Crossings by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chicken! or RealSports Volleyball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

First Blood

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna

Country: United States

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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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Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Country: United States

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

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1982 ?

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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  • Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler
  • Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected
  • During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
  • Billy Martin fired as manager of the Oakland Athletics.
  • St. Louis Cardinals defeat Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 to win their 9th World Series Championship.

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

  • Time: Inset: Iran hostages by Alain Mingam/Magnum.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8820
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carter Memoirs -- Oct. 11, 1982


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


By: Danielle Steel

Despite rumors of impending war, the majestic ship Normandie makes its transatlantic voyage from Washington D.C., to France.

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Master of the Game

By: Sidney Sheldon

WHO IS KATE BLACKWELL?She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned.

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The Valley Of Horses

By: Jean M. Auel

This unforgettable odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Attack at EP-CYG-4

Attack at EP-CYG-4

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: shooter

Publisher: BRAM Inc., Romox


Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

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Platform: Arcade, C64, NES, Magnavox Odyssey², ColecoVision, Atari 2600

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Nintendo

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RealSports Volleyball

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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Salmon Run

Salmon Run

Platform: Atari 8-bit (original) VIC-20

Genre: action

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange Showcase Software

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