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Thursday 29 April 1982

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aksana and Kate Nauta. 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 Fever by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bird of Prey. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Firebug or Haunted House.
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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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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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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New Wave Theatre

Starring: Peter Ivers, Band, Sandy Fury

Country: United States

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:20 Minute Workout

Starring: Bess Motta, Holly Butler, Deborah Corday, DeLee Lively

Country: United States

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Movies

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

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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Diner

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 April 1982 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
  • Greenery Day (1989-2006).
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Facts:
  • Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador
  • Nordiques 2 - Isles 5 - Semifinals - Isles hold 2-0 lead
  • 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Barbara Mandrell win.

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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 ?

Fever

By: Robin Cook

Charles Martel is a brilliant cancer researcher who discovers that his own daughter is the victim of leukemia. The cause: a chemical plant conspiracy that not only promises to kill her,

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Twice Shy

By: Dick Francis

A computerized horse-betting system falls into Jonathan Derry's hands--and unless he returns it to the rightful owners, the odds of his survival are slim to none.

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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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Spring Moon

By: Bette Bao Lord

At a time of mystery and cruelty ... in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise ... a courageous woman triumphs over her world's ultimate tragedy.Behind

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Atari Video Cube

Platform: Atari 2600

Publisher: Atari

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Firebug

Firebug

Platform: Apple II

Publisher: MUSE Software

Haunted House

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure, Survival horror

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Joust

Platform: Arcade

Genre: action game

Publisher: Williams Electronics

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Sea Dragon

Platform: TRS-80, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, TRS-80 CoCo, MS-DOS, Commodore 64

Genre: Side-scroller

Publisher: Adventure International

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