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Sunday 24 October 1982

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy and Fairuz Fauzy. 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. First Blood, directed by Ted Kotcheff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Donkey Kong Jr. or River Rescue.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

First Blood

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna

Country: United States

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace

Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Country: United States

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Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jos Lewgoy

Country: United States

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The Beastmaster

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page

Country: United States

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Starring: Michael Praed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Tales of the Gold Monkey

Written by: Donald P. Bellisario

Starring: Stephen Collins, Jeff MacKay, Marta DuBois, John Calvin

Country: United States

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Faerie Tale Theatre

Starring: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 1982 ?

  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
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  • 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

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

  • Time: Inset: Iran hostages by Alain Mingam/Magnum.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8820
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carter Memoirs -- Oct. 11, 1982


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

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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By: Robert Lacey

The story is part that of the girl next door, part fairy tale, but Diana Spencer has captured the heart and imagination of the world.

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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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Life Extension

By: Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach, by Pearson, Durk and Sandy Shaw

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Donkey Kong Jr.

Platform: Arcade, Other

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Nintendo

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River Rescue

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64,[1] Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Thorn EMI Video Programmes

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Space Cavern

Space Cavern

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Games by Apollo


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Moppet Video,[1] Taiyo System

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Phaser Patrol

Phaser Patrol

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Small spacecraft simulation

Publisher: Starpath

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