Saturday October 23, 1982

US date format: 10/23/1982, UK date format: 23/10/1982

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 23, 1982). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Rickey Paulding and Valentin Badea. 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 Lace by Shirley Conran was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Cross or Phaser Patrol.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Tenebre

Tenebre

Directed by: Dario Argento

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

First Blood

First Blood

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

Country: United States of America

The Sender

The Sender

Directed by: Roger Christian

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

Antonieta

Antonieta

Directed by: Carlos Saura

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

Monsignor

Monsignor

Directed by: Frank Perry

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

TV Series

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Wild America

Wild America

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States of America

St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere

Newhart

Newhart

Gavilan

Gavilan

The New Odd Couple

The New Odd Couple

Days to next October 23

If October 23, 1982 is your birthday you're 37 years, 11 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Lace by Shirley Conran

Lace

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"Which one of you bitches is my mother?" Four elegant, successful, and sophisticated women in their forties are called to New York's Pierre Hotel to meet Lili -- a

The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum

The Parsifal Mosaic

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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.

Indecent Exposure by David McClintick

Indecent Exposure

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When the head of Columbia Pictures, David Begelman, got caught forging Cliff Robertson's name on a $10,000 check, it seemed, at first, like a simple case of embezzlement.

Space by James A. Michener

Space

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Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier.

Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning

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Living Loving and Learning is a delightful collection of Leo Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981. Parts of them have appeared in books and magazine articles, but this is the only complete collection.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Escape from Rungistan

Escape from Rungistan

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Sirius Software

Battle Cross

Battle Cross

Platform: Arcade Game MSX

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Omori Electric

Shamus

Shamus

Platform: Atari 8-bit, VIC-20, Commodore 64, IBM PC, TI-99 4A, TRS-80 Color Computer, Game Boy Color

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

Phaser Patrol

Phaser Patrol

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Small spacecraft simulation

Publisher: Starpath

Demon Attack

Demon Attack

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, Intellivision, Odyssey², PC Booter, Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, TRS-80.

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Imagic


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