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Friday 1 July 1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Leeteuk and Marit Larsen. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara. In UK Every Breath You Take by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Class, directed by Lewis John Carlino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while How To Live To Be 100 - Or More by George Burns was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fun to Imagine. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dishaster or Mega Zone.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy

Country: United States

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Twilight Zone: The Movie

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow

Country: United States

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Fanny and Alexander

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Brje Ahlstedt

Country: United States

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Superman III

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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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The Hot Shoe Show

Starring: Bonnie Langford, Wayne Sleep

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 July 1983 ?

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
  • Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Famous Deaths:
  • A North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea crashes into the Fouta Djallon mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
  • Cinematronics releases Dragon's Lair to arcade centers in the USA. It is the first laser-disc-based coin-operated arcade game. Cost per play is 50-cents. Advanced Microcomputer Systems designed the game, with animation provided by Don Bluth Animations.

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

How To Live To Be 100 - Or More

By: George Burns

An aging gracefully guide for those in their golden years imparted with much humor by the great comedian George Burns. Even though he wrote this book in 1983 when he was

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The Diet Center Program

By: Sybil Ferguson

Provides an explanation of the five-phase dieting system pioneered at the Diet Centre which has over 2300 centres throughout America, England and Australia.

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The Last Lion

By: William Manchester

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Earthly Delights

Platform: Apple II, PC Booter

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Datamost

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Zimag

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Harrier Attack

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Oric 1, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Durell Software

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Mega Zone

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Konami

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