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Wednesday 24 February 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Klara Zakopalova and Fala Chen. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Centerfold by The J. Geils Band. In UK A Town Called Malice / Precious by The Jam was in the top 5 hits. Death Wish II, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Étoiles et toiles. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ali Baba and 40 Thieves or Frogs and Flies.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Airline

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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It Takes a Worried Man

Written by: Peter Tilbury

Starring: Peter Tilbury, Diana Payan, Andrew Tourell, Christopher Benjamin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movie Macabre

Starring: Cassandra Peterson

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Death Wish II

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia

Country: United States

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Quest for Fire

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Starring: Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Nicholas Kadi

Country: United States

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Das Boot

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Starring: Jrgen Prochnow, Herbert Grnemeyer, Klaus Wennemann

Country: United States

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Neighbors

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker

Country: United States

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Over the Edge

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Matt Dillon, Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 February 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
  • St. Matthias
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Virginia Bruce: Actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71.
Facts:
  • Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scores his 77th goal of the National Hockey League season, breaking the previous record of 76.
  • 24th Grammy Awards: "Betty Davis Eyes", Double Fantasy win.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jaclyn Smith and the Baby Boom -- Feb. 22, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8785
  • Time: Steve Jobs of Apple Computer

Books

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

A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

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How To Make Love To A Man

By: Alexandra Penney

ASK ANY MAN. If you can get him to admit it, he'll probably tell you that he would like to be made love to almost as much as being a

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

By: Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda's Workout Book

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Marco Polo, If You Can

By: William F. Buckley Jr

Master of espionage fiction and National Book Award winner William F. Buckley Jr. brings us another in his best-selling series starring the intrepid CIA agent Blackford Oakes.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ali Baba and 40 Thieves

Ali Baba and 40 Thieves

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sega

Frogs and Flies

Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mattel

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Mine Storm

Mine Storm

Platform: Vectrex

Publisher: General Consumer Electronics

1K ZX Chess

1K ZX Chess

Platform: Sinclair ZX81

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Necromancer

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

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