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Friday 19 August 1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Reeva Steenkamp and Tammin Sursok. 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. Fire and Ice, directed by Ralph Bakshi, 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. On TV people were watching Friday Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Domino Man or Donkey Kong 3.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1983 or at August 19 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

Fire and Ice

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor

Country: United States

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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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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 19 August 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
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Facts:
  • Dodgers trade Dave Stewart and Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
  • LSU football player Billy Cannon sentenced to five years for counterfeiting.

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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

Forced to leave the Clan and her young son, Ayla sets out alone to travel the frigid steppes until she finds the valley of horses. Unable to find people like herself, the Cro-Magnons, she settles there and seeks friendship elsewhere.

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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 ?

Domino Man

Domino Man

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Donkey Kong 3

Platform: Arcade, NES, PC-88, FM-7, e-Reader, Virtual Console

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Nintendo

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The Dungeon Master

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Crystal Computing

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Frantic Freddie

Frantic Freddie

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Commercial Data Systems

Master Miner

Master Miner

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Funtastic


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