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Sunday 20 November 1983

1983-11-20

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to All Night Long (All Night) by Lionel Richie. In UK Uptown Girl by Billy Joel was in the top 5 hits. Terms of Endearment, directed by James L. Brooks, 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Terms of Endearment

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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Sleepaway Camp

Directed by: Robert Hiltzik

Starring: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields

Country: United States

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A Christmas Story

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin

Country: United States

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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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TV Series

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

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

Friday Night

Written by: Dick Ebersol

Starring: Rita Considine, Henry Cho

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 November 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
  • Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
  • United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
  • UNICEF - Universal Children's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Marcel Dalio: French character actor who appeared in almost 150 movies, including major roles in two of Jean Renoir's most famous films, "Grand Illusion" (1937) and "The Rules of the Game" (1939).
  • Richard Loo: Actor, (China Sky), dies of cardiopulmonary arrest.
Facts:
  • Marilyn: An American Fable opens at Minskoff NYC for 16 performances
  • 100 million watch ABC-TV movie Day After, about nuclear war
  • Cleveland Browns shutout New England Patriots 30-0.
  • New York Giants' Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing.
  • In the U.S., an estimated 100 million people watch the controversial made-for-television movie The Day After, depicting a nuclear war and its effects on the United States.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Inset: American soldier in Grenada.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8877
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Grenada and Beirut -- Nov. 7, 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 ?

Captain Beeble

Captain Beeble

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Inhome

Gyruss

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Family Computer Disk System, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sony PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Handheld T

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: WW Konami; NA Centuri (Original Arcade Version); NA Ultra Games (NES Version)

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Mega Zone

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Konami

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Professor Pac-Man

Professor Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

Publisher: Bally Midway

Star Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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