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Monday 15 August 1983

1983-08-15

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. The Mirror, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco 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 ?

The Mirror

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovsky, Ignat Daniltsev

Country: United States

Cujo

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Starring: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro

Country: United States

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Risky Business

Directed by: Paul Brickman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano

Country: United States

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Private School

Directed by: Noel Black

Starring: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine

Country: United States

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Krull

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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

Reading Rainbow

Starring: LeVar Burton

Country: United States

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The Hot Shoe Show

Starring: Bonnie Langford, Wayne Sleep

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Facts:
  • Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: What Do Babies Know? -- Aug. 15, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8863
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William P. Clark -- Aug. 8, 1983

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 ?

Champion Baseball

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports

Publisher: SEGA

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Chequered Flag

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sim racing

Publisher: Sinclair Research Ltd

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Congo Bongo

Platform: Arcade Ports: ColecoVision, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, IntelliVision, Atari 2600, TI-99/4A, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, SG-1000

Genre: Isometric platformer

Publisher: Sega

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Jet-Boot Jack

Jet-Boot Jack

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: English Software (UK) Datamost (US)

Jetpac

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Ultimate Play the Game

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