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Thursday 8 December 1983

1983-12-08

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Pet Sematary by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Silkwood

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher

Country: United States

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Christine

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul

Country: United States

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Sudden Impact

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Scarface

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer

Country: United States

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Terms of Endearment

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Video Music Box

Starring: Digital Underground, Tupac Shakur

Country: United States

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Written by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Country: United Kingdom

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Who Dares Wins

Starring: Julia Hills, Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville, Philip Pope

Country: United Kingdom

Vietnam: A Television History

Starring: Will Lyman, Lyndon Johnson, Chi Minh Ho, Richard Nixon

Country: United States

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Give us a Break

Starring: Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Shirin Taylor, David Daker

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Slim Pickins: American western actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at age 64 (born 1919).
  • Slim Pickens: American film and TV actor, rodeo clown and veteran of the rodeo circuit.
Facts:
  • 9th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 6 - lands at Edwards Air Force Base.
  • Richard Baker, Zen teacher, steps down from abbotship of San Francisco Zen Center.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1983?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arms Control -- Dec. 5, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8880
  • Life: Barbra Streisand in Yentl

Books

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

Space

By: James A. Michener

Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier.

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

By: William Kotzwinkle

Young Reader's Edition. "The magical story that will live in your heart forever..." "He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home."

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The Valley Of Horses

By: Jean M. Auel

This unforgettable odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman.

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Mistral'S Daughter

By: Judith Krantz

They were three generations of magnificent red-haired beauties born to scandal, bred to success, bound to a single extraordinary man--Julien Mistral, the painter, the genius, the lover whose passions had seared them all.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bonka

Bonka

Platform: Commodore 64, Dragon 32

Genre: Platform

Publisher: J. Morrison (Micros) Ltd

The Dark Crystal

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: SierraVenture

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Dragon's Lair

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Interactive movie

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Mario Bros.

Platform: Famicom/NES, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Game Boy Advance (as secondary game in Super Mario Advance series), Nintendo GameCube (in Animal Crossing), ZX Spe

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: INT Nintendo; JP Hudson Soft (PC-88); NA Atari Inc. (1983) Atari Games (after 1983); EU Ocean Software (European computers)

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Maziacs

Maziacs

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Action adventure game

Publisher: dk'tronics


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