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Thursday 21 October 1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Matt Dallas and Lee Wei. 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. Tenebre, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Princess by Robert Lacey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching St. Elsewhere. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rear Guard or Satan's Hollow.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Tenebre

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

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The Sender

Directed by: Roger Christian

Starring: Kathryn Harrold, Zeljko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman

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Antonieta

Directed by: Carlos Saura

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Hanna Schygulla, Ignacio López Tarso, Carlos Bracho

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Monsignor

Directed by: Frank Perry

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Geneviève Bujold, Fernando Rey, Jason Miller

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace

Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy, Michael Currie

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

St. Elsewhere

Newhart

Gavilan

The New Odd Couple

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Books

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

Princess

By: Robert Lacey

The story is part that of the girl next door, part fairy tale, but Diana Spencer has captured the heart and imagination of the world.

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Max

By: Howard Fast

Max Britsky rises, by the time he is thirty, from the tumultuous streets of turn-of-the-century New York to control of the first great Hollywood studio--through brawls, loves, triumphs, and betrayals

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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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Spellbinder

By: Harold Robbins

In the hard-hitting works of Harold Robbins, even the sacred isn’t sacred. He takes aim at the world of religious revivalism.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dung Beetles

Dung Beetles

Platform: Apple II Atari 8-bit TRS-80

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Datasoft

Rear Guard

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo

Genre: Combat

Publisher: Adventure International

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Salmon Run

Salmon Run

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

Genre: action

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange Showcase Software

Satan's Hollow

Platform: Arcade (original) Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Midway

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Preppie!

Platform: Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Overhead view action

Publisher: Adventure International

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Annie

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Charlotte's Web

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Rocky III

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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