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Saturday 21 August 1982

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Francisco Vallejo Pons and Corinne Rey. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. In UK Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners With The Emerald Express was in the top 5 hits. The Beastmaster, directed by Don Coscarelli, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while How To Make Love To A Woman by Michael Morgenstern was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Filthy Rich. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Parsec or David's Midnight Magic.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Beastmaster

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn

Country: United States

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold

Country: United States

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Friday the 13th Part III

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker

Country: United States

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The Pirate Movie

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton

Country: United States

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Pink Floyd The Wall

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Filthy Rich

Written by: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

Starring: Dixie Carter, Charles Frank, Jerry Hardin, Michael Lombard

Country: United States


Starring: Günther Jauch, Gerd Rohleder, Bernhard Russi

NBC News Overnight

Starring: Lloyd Dobyns, Linda Ellerbee, Bill Schechner

Country: United States

The Mysterious Cities of Gold

Starring: Janice Chaikelson, Adrian Knight, Michael Rudder, Terrence Labrosse

Country: France

Schwarz Rot Gold

Starring: Uwe Friedrichsen, Edgar Bessen, George Meyer-Goll, Siegfried Kernen

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 August 1982 ?

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
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Famous Deaths:
  • Sobhuza II: King of Swaziland / Ngwane (1921-82).
  • Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Rollie Fingers (Milwaukee Brewers) becomes first pitcher to get save #300.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Destroying Beirut -- Aug. 16, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8810
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ted Turner -- Aug. 9, 1982


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

How To Make Love To A Woman

By: Michael Morgenstern

Michael Morgenstern asked women all over the country, from all walks of life, and discovered the answers men seek. Learn what women find sexy in a man; how to seduce with

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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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Touch The Devil

By: Jack Higgins

Frank Barry, terrorist of the highest order. His ideology is money and his track record is flawless. When the Russians want review copies of the latest NATO missile system, Barry is

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A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney gathers together the best of his essays, more than fifty in all.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade (original) Atari 8-bit Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sun Electronics, Atari

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Platform: TI-99/4A

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Texas Instruments

David's Midnight Magic

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64 Atari 8-bit

Genre: Pinball

Publisher: Brøderbund Software Ariolasoft

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Football Manager (series)

Platform: Football Manager: TRS-80, ZX80/ZX81, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Oric-1/Oric Atmos, Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, Dragon 32/64, Commodore VIC-20, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 16/Plus/4, MSX, PC, At

Genre: Sports game Business simulation

Publisher: Addictive Games

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Motor Mania

Motor Mania

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Racing

Publisher: UMI (United Microware Industries)

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