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Saturday 31 July 1982

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anabel Medina Garrigues and Marc Lopez. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor. In UK Fame by Irene Cara was in the top 5 hits. The Pirate Movie, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Public Smiles, Private Tears by Helen Van Slyke with James Elward was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rätselflug. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Megamania or Space Defender.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Pink Floyd The Wall

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson

Country: United States

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The Pirate Movie

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton

Country: United States

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Night Shift

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long

Country: United States

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The Last American Virgin

Directed by: Boaz Davidson

Starring: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin

Country: United States

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An Officer and a Gentleman

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?


Starring: Günther Jauch, Gerd Rohleder, Bernhard Russi

NBC News Overnight

Starring: Lloyd Dobyns, Linda Ellerbee, Bill Schechner

Country: United States

The Mysterious Cities of Gold

Starring: Janice Chaikelson, Adrian Knight, Michael Rudder, Terrence Labrosse

Country: France

Schwarz Rot Gold

Starring: Uwe Friedrichsen, Edgar Bessen, George Meyer-Goll, Siegfried Kernen

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 July 1982 ?

  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
  • St. Helen of Skofde
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  • 46 kids and 7 adults die as 2 buses and several cars collide in France
  • Car / bus collision near Beaune, France, 53 die
  • Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria and France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
  • In Beaune, France, 53 persons, 46 of them children, die in a highway accident (France's worst).

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ayatullah Khomeini -- July 26, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8807
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Seige of Beirut -- July 19, 1982


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

Public Smiles, Private Tears

By: Helen Van Slyke with James Elward

London published Fiction

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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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By: Robert A. Heinlein

Engineered from the finest genes, and trained to be a secret courier in a future world, Friday operates over a near-future Earth, where chaos reigns.

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The One Tree

By: Stephen R. Donaldson

Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery begin their search for the One Tree that is to be the salvation of the Land.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Valadon Automation


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

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Ultravision (later re-released by Froggo)

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Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle

Platform: Atari 2600, ColecoVision

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Coleco

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Space Defender

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Bel-Air Software

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