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Monday 1 August 1983

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Julien Faubert and Bobby Carpenter. 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. Risky Business, directed by Paul Brickman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Friday Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing High Way Race or Intellivision World Series Baseball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Risky Business

Directed by: Paul Brickman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano

Country: United States

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Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones

Country: United States

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Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca

Country: United States

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Mr. Mom

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Starring: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Fred Koehler

Country: United States

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Jaws 3-D

Directed by: Joe Alves

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale

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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Konsul Möllers Erben

Starring: Gerd Baltus, Edgar Bessen, Ulrike Bliefert, Katharina Brauren

The Consultant

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Reading Rainbow

Starring: LeVar Burton

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 August 1983 ?

  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
  • Switzerland - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Julien Faubert: French-born Martiniquais international football/soccer player, nicknamed "Le TGV" (or "The Express Train") from his time in French football.
  • Bobby Carpenter: American football player.
  • Craig Clarke: New Zealand rugby player.
  • David Gervasi: Swiss decathlete.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Peter Arne: actor, is bludgeoned to death in London, England at age 62.
  • America West Airlines begins operations out of Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

The Little Drummer Girl

By: John le Carre

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Our Kind of Traitor is soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregorThe Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from ...

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Out On A Limb

By: Shirley MacLaine

Her most controversial book is one you will never forget. An outspoken thinker, a celebrated actress, a truly independent woman, Shirley MacLaine goes beyond her previous two bestsellers to take us on

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By: Stephen King

Just Another Lovers’ Triangle, Right?It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.Arnie’s

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Working Out

By: Charles Hix

Men do you want rock hard abs in a short amount of time? This is a great book for just that.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Art game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

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High Way Race

High Way Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Intellivision World Series Baseball

Intellivision World Series Baseball

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports (Baseball)

Publisher: Mattel

Android 2

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Vortex Software

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Platform: FM-7, MSX, Famicom, PC-6001, PC-8801, Sharp X1

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: dB-Soft

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