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Sunday 23 May 1982

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rochelle Pangilinan and Cyrill Gloor. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Rocky III, directed by Sylvester Stallone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mysterious Cities of Gold. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Serpentine or Sharp Shot.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Rocky III

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Country: United States

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston

Country: United States

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett

Country: United States

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Conan the Barbarian

Directed by: John Milius

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow

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 23 May 1982 ?

  • World Turtle Day
  • Saint Desiderius
  • Saint Guibert of Gemblours
  • Saint Montana
  • Bah�'f Faith: Declaration of the B�b
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  • Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic.
  • BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina.
  • Pope John Paul II declares "Peerke" Donders divine.
  • Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 294 miles.
  • Falklands War: HMS ''Antelope'' is lost

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: H.M.S. Sheffield -- May 17, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8797
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Falklands War -- May 10, 1982


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

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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The Parsifal Mosaic

By: Robert Ludlum

Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

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The Hotel New Hampshire

By: John Irving

“The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.”

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: PC Booter

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Orion Software

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River Raid

Platform: Atari 2600, Windows, MSX

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

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The Pit

Platform: Arcade Commodore 64

Genre: Action/strategy

Publisher: Taito (JPN) Centuri (US)

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Platform: IBM PC Apple II Atari 8-bit computers VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Brøderbund

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Sharp Shot

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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