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Sunday 31 October 1982, Halloween

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Justin Chatwin and Tomáš Plekanec. 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. The Man from Snowy River, directed by George Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Lace by Shirley Conran was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Custer's Revenge or Q*bert.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Piranha Part Two: The Spawning

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk, Lance Henriksen

Country: United States

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The Man from Snowy River

Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan

Country: United States

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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow

Directed by: Woo-Ping Yuen

Starring: Jackie Chan, Siu Tien Yuen, Jang Lee Hwang

Country: United States

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace

Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy

Country: United States

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First Blood

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page

Country: United States

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Starring: Michael Praed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Tales of the Gold Monkey

Written by: Donald P. Bellisario

Starring: Stephen Collins, Jeff MacKay, Marta DuBois, John Calvin

Country: United States

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Faerie Tale Theatre

Starring: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1982 ?

  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
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  • Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pac Men -- Oct. 25, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8821
  • Time: Inset: Iran hostages by Alain Mingam/Magnum.


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


By: Shirley Conran

"Which one of you bitches is my mother?" Four elegant, successful, and sophisticated women in their forties are called to New York's Pierre Hotel to meet Lili -- a

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Life Extension

By: Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach, by Pearson, Durk and Sandy Shaw

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The Parsifal Mosaic

By: Robert Ludlum

Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

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The Prodigal Daughter

By: Jeffrey Archer

With a will of steel, Polish immigrant Florentyna Rosnovski is indeed Abel's daughter. She shares with her father a love of America, his ideals, and his dream for the future.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adult

Publisher: Mystique

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Custer's Revenge

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Adult, Western

Publisher: Mystique

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Phantom Slayer

Phantom Slayer

Platform: Dragon 32/64 TRS-80

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Microdeal

The Pit

Platform: Arcade Commodore 64

Genre: Action/strategy

Publisher: Taito (JPN) Centuri (US)

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Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, Intellivision, NES, Philips Videopac, Mobile, Othello Multivision, Standalone tabletop, Texas Instrume

Genre: Action / Puzzle

Publisher: Gottlieb Parker Brothers Ultra Games Sony Online Entertainment

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