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Thursday 21 October 1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 21, 1982). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Matt Dallas and Lee Chong 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 Miss Manners' Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Behavior by Judith Martin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching St. Elsewhere. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castle of Riddles or Entombed.
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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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Directed by: Carlos Saura

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

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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

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St. Elsewhere



The New Odd Couple

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1982 ?

  • 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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Planetary positions on October 21, 1982 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1982 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. John Cougar - Jack & Diane
  2. Men At Work - Who Can It Be Now?
  3. Eye In The Sky - The Alan Parsons Project
  4. Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
  5. Joe Cocker - Up Where We Belong
  6. Olivia Newton-John - Heart Attack
  7. Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby
  8. You Can Do Magic - America
  9. I Ran (So Far Away) - Flock Of Seagulls, A
  10. Abracadabra - The Steve Miller Band


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

Miss Manners' Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Behavior

By: Judith Martin

An indispensable manual to navigating life from birth to death without making a false move.Your neighbor denounces cellular telephones as instruments of the devil.

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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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The Man From St. Petersburg

By: Ken Follett

His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, ha had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged

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Atlantic High

By: William F. Buckley Jr

Atlantic High is ostensibly the tale of Buckley's 1980 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, a recond of Buckley's meditations on the pleasures of sailing and the importance of good company.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: TI-99/4A

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Texas Instruments

Haunted House

Haunted House

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, Survival horror

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: US Games

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RealSports Football

RealSports Football

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

Castle of Riddles

Castle of Riddles

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Acornsoft

Home videos

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


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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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Fun and Fancy Free

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