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Monday 26 April 1982

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brock Gillespie and Joanne Gobure. In that special week of April people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In UK My Camera Never Lies by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Taboo II, directed by Kirdy Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bird of Prey. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Strike or E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
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 ?

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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Icebound in the Antarctic

Written by: Christopher Ralling

Directed by: Martyn Friend

Starring: Raymond Adamson, Todd Armstrong, Anthony Bate, Howard Bell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Q.E.D.

Written by: John Hawkesworth

Starring: Sam Waterston, George Innes, A.C. Weary, Julian Glover

Country: United States

Police Squad!

Written by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Country: United States

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West Country Tales

Starring: Keith Barron, Jack Watson, Brian Jennings

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Taboo II

Directed by: Kirdy Stevens

Starring: Dorothy LeMay, Honey Wilder, Kevin James

Country: United States

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Cat People

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard

Country: United States

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The Long Good Friday

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King

Country: United States

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Porky's

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight

Country: United States

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Victor Victoria

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 April 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
  • Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ville Ritola: Finnish 5 / 10km runner (1924, 28 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Celia Johnson: England, United Kingdom -- Actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter).
Facts:
  • Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
  • CBS radio begins youth-oriented broadcast Radio Radio.
  • Gene Michaels becomes the New York Yankees' manager for the second time.
  • Argentina surrenders to Britain on South Georgia near Falkland Island.
  • 57 people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Senator Howard Baker -- Apr. 26, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8794
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Falklands Crisis -- Apr. 19, 1982

Books

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

Noble House

By: James Clavell

The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes–fire, flood, landslide.

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Teenage Romance

By: Delia Ephron

Provides an entertaining and sympathetic look at the painful pleasures of adolescent rites of passage, accompanied by the delightful drawings of Edward Koren

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An Indecent Obsession

By: Colleen McCullough

At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Satan's Hollow

Satan's Hollow

Platform: Arcade (original) Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Midway

Serpentine

Platform: IBM PC Apple II Atari 8-bit computers VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Brøderbund

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Space Strike

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Datamost

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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River Raid

Platform: Atari 2600, Windows, MSX

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

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