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Sunday 26 December 1982

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aksel Lund Svindal and Kenneth Darby. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK Save Your Love by Renee & Renato was in the top 5 hits. Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, 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 Extra Tato. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Executive Suite or Moon Patrol.
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 ?

The Joy of Painting

Starring: Bob Ross

Country: United States

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Secrets and Mysteries

Starring: Edward Mulhare

Country: United States

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'Allo 'Allo

Written by: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd

Starring: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Nature

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

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Xtro

Directed by: Harry Bromley Davenport

Starring: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin

Country: United States

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The Dark Crystal

Directed by: Jim Henson

Starring: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz

Country: United States

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The Toy

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Airplane II: The Sequel

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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48 Hrs.

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • A brief but severe recession begins in the United States.
  • Seattle is officially dubbed the ''Emerald City'' after a contest is held to choose a new city slogan.
  • George Stigler is awarded The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
  • The car brand Toyota Camry is introduced.
  • Dorling Kindersley, formerly a book packager, begins publishing.

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Sport Games on 26 December 1982

NFL
American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - San Diego Chargers : 26 - 44
  • Chicago Bears - Los Angeles Rams : 34 - 26
  • Cleveland Browns - Houston Oilers : 20 - 14
  • Denver Broncos - Los Angeles Raiders : 10 - 27
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Miguel de la Madrid -- Dec. 20, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8829
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Dec. 13, 1982

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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And More By Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

america everyman has his say

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Having It All

By: Helen Gurley Brown

Having It All: Love Success Sex Money... Even If You're Starting Wi, by Brown, Helen Gurley

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The One Minute Manager

By: Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Air Raid

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Men-A-Vision

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Executive Suite

Executive Suite

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Life simulation involving managerial skills

Publisher: Armonk Corporation

Moon Patrol

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Irem Williams Electronics

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Felix in the Factory

Felix in the Factory

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Memotech MTX

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Power

Quantum

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Skill

Publisher: Atari

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