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Wednesday 21 July 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jason Cram and Mao Kobayashi. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. In UK Fame by Irene Cara was in the top 5 hits. An Officer and a Gentleman, directed by Taylor Hackford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rätselflug. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Strike or Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Rätselflug

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

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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Movies

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

An Officer and a Gentleman

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith

Country: United States

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The World According to Garp

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close

Country: United States

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States

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A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Jos Ferrer

Country: United States

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TRON

Directed by: Steven Lisberger

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 July 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Zoticus
  • St. Victor of Marseilles
  • St. Barhadbesciabus
  • St. Arbogastus
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jean J A Girault: French director (Gendarme Saint-Tropez), dies at 58.
  • Dave Garroway: American radio broadcaster from 1939 and by 1952, the original host of the "Today Show," for nine years.
Facts:
  • HMS ''Hermes'', the Royal Navy flagship during the Falklands War, returns home to Portsmouth to a hero's welcome.
  • The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985–1986.
  • A coroner's jury returns a verdict of suicide on Roberto Calvi, who was found hanging under Blackfriars Bridge.
  • Torrential rain and mudslides in Nagasaki, Japan destroy bridges and kill 299.
  • On a movie set, the ''Twilight Zone'' actor Vic Morrow and 2 child actors die in a helicopter stunt accident.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Seige of Beirut -- July 19, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8806
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: American Women -- July 12, 1982

Books

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

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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Living, Loving & Learning

By: Leo Buscaglia

LIVING, LOVING AND LEARNING is a delightful collection of Dr. Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981.

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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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Thy Brother'S Wife

By: Andrew M. Greeley

The direction of Paul and Sean Cronin's lives was shaped the day their father, a self-made multimillionaire, decided that one of his boys would grow up to be a cardinal while

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Star Strike

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action-adventure[1]

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

Communist Mutants from Space

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

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Name This Game Octopus

Name This Game Octopus

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: US Games (USA) Carrere Video Distribution (Europe)

Star Strike

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

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