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Thursday 28 October 1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Matt Smith (actor) and Yukari Fukui. 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 The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deadline or Bolo.
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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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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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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 28 October 1982 ?

  • St. Anastasia II
  • St. Remigius
  • Greece - Oxi (No) Day
  • Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
  • Also see October 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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  • NASA launches RCA-E.
  • Spanish Socialist Workers' Party wins elections, leading to first Socialist government in Spain after death of Franco. Felipe Gonzalez becomes Prime Minister-elect.

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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.


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

The Prodigal Daughter

By: Jeffrey Archer

With a will of steel, Polish immigrant Florentyna Rosnovski is indeed Abel's daughter. She shares with her father a love of America, his ideals, and his dream for the future.

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Atlantic High

By: William F. Buckley Jr

Atlantic High is ostensibly the tale of Buckley's 1980 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, a recond of Buckley's meditations on the pleasures of sailing and the importance of good company.

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A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney gathers together the best of his essays, more than fifty in all.

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Indecent Exposure

By: David McClintick

When the head of Columbia Pictures, David Begelman, got caught forging Cliff Robertson's name on a $10,000 check, it seemed, at first, like a simple case of embezzlement.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bomb Squad

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Mattel

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Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Osborne 1

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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Platform: Arcade (original) Atari 8-bit Atari 2600 Atari 5200

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sun Electronics, Atari

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Platform: Apple II series

Genre: Action (4-directional scroller)

Publisher: Synergistic Software

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RealSports Football

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari

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