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Friday 26 March 1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael Tschuggnall and Mikel Arteta. In that special week of March people in US were listening to I Love Rock 'N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. In UK The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Tight Fit was in the top 5 hits. Cat People, directed by Paul Schrader, 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 Tuesday Night Fights. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spectre or Rear Guard.
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 ?

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

The Computer Programme

Starring: Chris Serle, Ian McNaught-Davis, Gill Nevill

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Airline

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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Movies

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

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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Evil Under the Sun

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 March 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
  • Saint Ludger
  • Saint Larissa
  • Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
  • Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
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Facts:
  • Ground-breaking in Washington, DC for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder release Ebony and Ivory in the UK
  • Soap opera Capitol premieres
  • A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C..
  • Royal Assent given to the Canada Act 1982, setting the stage for the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution on April 17.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Central America -- Mar. 22, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8789
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Salt: A New Villain? -- Mar. 15, 1982

Books

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

Teenage Romance

By: Delia Ephron

Teenage Romance

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An Indecent Obsession

By: Colleen McCullough

The dutiful and disciplined Sister Honour Langtry has sole charge of Ward X of a military hospital in the Pacific, where she cares for soldiers who have gone 'troppo' or are battle fatigued.

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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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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Astro Chase

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

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: First Star Software

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Snapper

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Acornsoft

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Spectre

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Datamost

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Demons to Diamonds

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari

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Rear Guard

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo

Genre: Combat

Publisher: Adventure International

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