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Sunday 30 May 1982

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eddie Griffin and James Simpson-Daniel. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney. In UK Ebony And Ivory by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Poltergeist, directed by Tobe Hooper, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Deceptions by Judith Michael was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Mysterious Cities of Gold. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pooyan or Snake Byte.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Country: United States

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Rocky III

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Country: United States

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston

Country: United States

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd

Country: United States

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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 May 1982 ?

  • Saint Reinhilde
  • Peru ? National Potato Day [1].
  • United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
  • Saint Ferdinand III
  • Saint Gabinus
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  • Do Black Patent Leather Shoes... closes at Alvin NYC after 5 performances
  • Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
  • Spain becomes the 16th member of NATO and the first nation to enter the alliance since West Germany's admission in 1955.
  • Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Social Security -- May 24, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8798
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: H.M.S. Sheffield -- May 17, 1982


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


By: Judith Michael

Originally published in 1985, a saga about two beautiful identical twins who swop their very different lives for one week, exchanging families and lifestyles.

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Thy Brother'S Wife

By: Andrew M. Greeley

The direction of Paul and Sean Cronin's lives was shaped the day their father, a self-made multimillionaire, decided that one of his boys would grow up to be a cardinal while

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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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Years Of Upheaval

By: Henry Kissinger

In Years of Upheaval Henry Kissinger recalls the turbulent years of the second Administration of Richard Nixon, which began on 20 January 1973.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3D Monster Maze

3D Monster Maze

Platform: Sinclair ZX81

Genre: 3D first-person adventure

Publisher: J. K. Greye Software

Deadly Duck

Deadly Duck

Platform: Atari 2600, VIC-20

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: 20th Century Fox Games


Platform: Atari 8-bit, VIC-20, Commodore 64, IBM PC, TI-99 4A, TRS-80 Color Computer, Game Boy Color

Genre: action

Publisher: Synapse Software

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Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, Color Computer 2. Commodore 64, MSX, Apple II, Famicom, Tandy TRS-80, Tomy Tutor

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Konami (JPN) Stern (NA)

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Snake Byte

Snake Byte

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sirius Software

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