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Sunday 24 January 1982

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Caitlin Canty and Fiona Xie. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Physical by Olivia Newton-John. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Immagini di un convento, directed by Joe D'Amato, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ramón y Cajal. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Night Life or Super Pac-Man.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


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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Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox

Country: United States

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On Golden Pond

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda

Country: United States

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Directed by: Warren Beatty

Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 January 1982 ?

  • Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
  • Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
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Famous Deaths:
  • Super Bowl XVI at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21; Most Valuable Player: Joe Montana, Quarterback.

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Sport Games on 24 January 1982

American Football
  • Cincinnati Bengals - San Francisco 49ers : 21 - 26
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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1982?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Video Games -- Jan. 18, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8779
  • Time: Irish youth Patrick Teer


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

Gorky Park

By: Martin Cruz Smith

“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

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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 Book Of Lights

By: Chaim Potok

Gershon Loran, a quiet rabinical student, is troubled by the dark reality around him. He sees hope in the study of Kabbalah, the Jewish bok of mysticism and visions, truth and

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Night Life

Platform: NEC PC-8801 FM-7

Genre: Eroge

Publisher: Kōei

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Super Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Commodore 64, DOS, Mobile Phone, Sord M5

Publisher: JP Namco; NA Bally/Midway Manufacturing

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Crazy Climber

Platform: Arcade, Arcadia 2001, Atari 2600, Famicom, Sharp X68000, WonderSwan, Virtual Console, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4

Genre: Vertically scrolling video game

Publisher: Nichibutsu (Nihon Bussan Co. Ltd.) HAMSTER Corporation

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3D Tanx

3D Tanx

Platform: ZX Spectrum, C64, BBC Micro

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: dk'tronics

Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US)

Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox

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