Friday October 29, 1982

US date format: 10/29/1982, UK date format: 29/10/1982

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 29, 1982). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Gob and Chelan Simmons. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Who Can It Be Now? by Men At Work. In UK I Don't Wanna Dance by Eddy Grant was in the top 5 hits. Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, directed by Robert Altman, 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 Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deadly Duck or Karate.
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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Cher, Karen Black, Sandy Dennis, Sudie Bond

The Missionary

The Missionary

Directed by: Richard Loncraine

Starring: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard, Denholm Elliott

Tenebre

Tenebre

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

First Blood

First Blood

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

Country: United States of America

The Sender

The Sender

Directed by: Roger Christian

Starring: Kathryn Harrold, Zeljko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Terence of Metz
  • Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
  • Anglican Church - James Hannington
  • St. Zenobius
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Events

  • Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release Girl is Mine

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TV Series

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Wild America

Wild America

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States of America

The Cut Price Comedy Show

The Cut Price Comedy Show

Standby: Lights! Camera! Action!

Standby: Lights! Camera! Action!

The Comic Strip Presents...

The Comic Strip Presents...

The Tube

The Tube

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Books

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A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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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

Different Seasons by Stephen King

Different Seasons

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From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas…“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge…the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award

Life, The Universe And Everything by Douglas Adams

Life, The Universe And Everything

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"HYSTERICAL!"--The Philadelphia InquirerThe unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it.

Atlantic High by William F. Buckley Jr

Atlantic High

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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.

Crossings by Danielle Steel

Crossings

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Despite rumors of impending war, the majestic ship Normandie makes its transatlantic voyage from Washington D.C., to France.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Deadly Duck

Deadly Duck

Platform: Atari 2600, VIC-20

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: 20th Century Fox Games

Alien Garden

Alien Garden

Platform: Atari 800, Commodore 64

Genre: Action, stategy

Publisher: Epyx

Penetrator

Penetrator

Platform: ZX Spectrum (original) Commodore 64 TRS-80

Genre: Horizontal;y scrolling shooter

Publisher: Melbourne House (1982)

Karate

Karate

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Ultravision (later re-released by Froggo)

Quantum

Quantum

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Skill

Publisher: Atari


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