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Saturday 24 July 1982

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anna Paquin and Chris Barrett. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. In UK Fame by Irene Cara was in the top 5 hits. Night Shift, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rätselflug. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle or Escape.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Rätselflug

Starring: Günther Jauch, Gerd Rohleder, Bernhard Russi

NBC News Overnight

Starring: Lloyd Dobyns, Linda Ellerbee, Bill Schechner

Country: United States

The Mysterious Cities of Gold

Starring: Janice Chaikelson, Adrian Knight, Michael Rudder, Terrence Labrosse

Country: France

Schwarz Rot Gold

Starring: Uwe Friedrichsen, Edgar Bessen, George Meyer-Goll, Siegfried Kernen

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Last American Virgin

Directed by: Boaz Davidson

Starring: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin

Country: United States

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Night Shift

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long

Country: United States

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An Officer and a Gentleman

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith

Country: United States

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The World According to Garp

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close

Country: United States

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 July 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
  • St. Ruffin
  • St. Wulfhad
  • St. David
  • St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • KHJ (LA) and KFRC (San Francisco) become 2nd and 3rd stereo AM stations
  • Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Seige of Beirut -- July 19, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8806
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: American Women -- July 12, 1982

Books

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

Dinner At The Homesick Restaurant

By: Anne Tyler

“Beautiful . . . funny, heart-hammering, wise . . . superb entertainment.” –The New York Times“A book that should join those few that every literate person will have to read.”–The

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Worldly Goods

By: Michael Korda

First edition. Family secrets, Nazis, the Holocaust, and... "a bitter competition...for the ownership of a famous New York publishing house--an acquisition too insignificant in terms of money to justify the degree

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A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney gathers together the best of his essays, more than fifty in all.

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When Bad Things Happen To Good People

By: Harold S. Kushner

When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions:

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle

Platform: Atari 2600, ColecoVision

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Coleco

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Spider Fighter

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Astro Chase

Platform: Arcade, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: First Star Software

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Escape

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade , Maze game

Publisher: New Generation Software

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Kangaroo

Platform: Arcade (original) Atari 8-bit Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sun Electronics, Atari

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