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Friday 14 October 1983

1983-10-14

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. All the Right Moves, directed by Michael Chapman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

All the Right Moves

Directed by: Michael Chapman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States

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The Dead Zone

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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The Right Stuff

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris

Country: United States

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Possession

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen

Country: United States

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Never Cry Wolf

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Friday Night

Written by: Dick Ebersol

Starring: Rita Considine, Henry Cho

Country: United States

Fun to Imagine

Starring: Richard Feynman

Country: United Kingdom

The Consultant

Starring: Hywel Bennett, Donald Burton, Jane Hayward, Jonathon Morris

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 October 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
  • World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
  • RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paul Fix: Actor (Rifleman), dies at 82 of kidney failure.
  • Willard Price: Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 1983).
Facts:
  • US Marine peacekeeper Sargeant Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Grenada leftist coup under Vice-Premier Coard.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Shaping Up' Rising standards inEducation. Inset:, Walter Mondale by Diana Walker
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8872
  • Time: The 60th Anniversary Issue of TIME Magazine.

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

Broadsides

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

Genre: Naval warfare

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Jumpman

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Apple II, IBM PC

Genre: Platform, puzzle

Publisher: Epyx

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Master Miner

Master Miner

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Funtastic

The Island

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Crystal Computing

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