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Monday 31 May 1982

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Tucker and Casey James. 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 An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough 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 Kangaroo or The Missing Ring.
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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 31 May 1982 ?

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jack Dempsey: American Heavyweight boxing champion in 1919 by knocking out Jess Willard in round three.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Falklands D-Day -- May 31, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8799
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Social Security -- May 24, 1982


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

An Indecent Obsession

By: Colleen McCullough

At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

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The Man From St. Petersburg

By: Ken Follett

His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, ha had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged

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Living, Loving & Learning

By: Leo Buscaglia

LIVING, LOVING AND LEARNING is a delightful collection of Dr. Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981.

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A Light In The Attic

By: Shel Silverstein

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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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Platform: Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, DOS, Fujitsu FM-7, NEC PC-8801, PC Booter, Sharp X1, Sony SMC-777, Thomson MO5, Thomson TO7, TI-99/4A, Supe

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Publisher: Big Five Software

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

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sun Electronics, Atari

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The Missing Ring

The Missing Ring

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure / RPG

Publisher: Datamost

Satan's Hollow

Satan's Hollow

Platform: Arcade (original) Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Bally Midway

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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