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Wednesday 21 April 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brianne Davis and Terrence J. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Cat People, directed by Paul Schrader, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Celebrity by Thomas Thompson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bird of Prey. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Birdie King or Snack Attack.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Long Good Friday

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King

Country: United States

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Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight

Country: United States

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Victor Victoria

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston

Country: United States

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Evil Under the Sun

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith

Country: United States

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Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon

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 21 April 1982 ?

  • Rome - city birthday.
  • Saint Wolbodo
  • Saint Konrad von Parzham
  • Saint Anastasius I
  • Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
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  • Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
  • Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game.
  • Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress.
  • Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Falklands Crisis -- Apr. 19, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8793
  • Time: Inset: Ronald Reagan by Dennis Brack


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


By: Thomas Thompson

A story of three young men whose graduation spree results in violence that haunts their march to celebrity. The three go their separate ways.

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At Dawn We Slept

By: Gordon W. Prange

At 7:53 a.m., December 7, 1941, America's national consciousness and confidence were rocked as the first wave of Japanese warplanes took aim at the U.S.

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A Green Desire

By: Anton Myrer

Two brothers, as different as night and day: one, charming and ruthless, buys his way into Harvard, Wall Street, and high society; the other brother remains by his mother's side and

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Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant

By: Anne Tyler

“Beautiful . . . funny, heart-hammering, wise . . . superb entertainment.” –The New York Times“A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read.”–The

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bachelor Party

Bachelor Party

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adult

Publisher: Mystique

Birdie King

Birdie King

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Taito

Mr. Do!

Platform: Arcade ports: Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, Coleco Vision, Commodore 64, Game Boy, MSX, Super Famicom/SNES, Tomy Tutor

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Taito Corporation; JP Imagineer; JP SNK; NA Coleco; NA Namco; NA/EU Datasoft; NA/EU Ocean Software

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Snack Attack

Snack Attack

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Datamost

Space Duel

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari Inc.

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