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Wednesday 27 October 1982

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Keri Hilson and Dennis Moran. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Who Can It Be Now? by Men At Work. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, directed by Woo-Ping Yuen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rear Guard or River Raid.
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 ?

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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Timewatch

Starring: Michael Praed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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At the Movies

Starring: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel

Country: United States

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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Movies

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

Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

Directed by: Woo-Ping Yuen

Starring: Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang

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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First Blood

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna

Country: United States

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Stalker

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Country: United States

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Fitzcarraldo

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jos Lewgoy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 October 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Namatius
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
  • Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • St. Desiderius
  • R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
  • China announces its population at over one billion people.
  • (to October 29) In New York City, Bowers and Ruddy Galleries conducts The United States Gold Coin Sale, known as the Eliasberg Sale. Total auction sales: $12.4 million, a record for a single coin auction session.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pac Men -- Oct. 25, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8821
  • Time: Inset: Iran hostages by Alain Mingam/Magnum.

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 ?

Communist Mutants from Space

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

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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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River Raid

Platform: Atari 2600, Windows, MSX

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Cosmic Crusader

Cosmic Crusader

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Funtastic

Pitfall!

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, NES Version 0.83 (Homebrew), ColecoVision, MSX, Commodore 64, Intellivision, Apple II, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Windows Mobile, iOS, Android

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Activision

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