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Saturday 1 October 1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lolita Chammah and Mirko Vucinic. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler. In UK Red Red Wine by UB40 was in the top 5 hits. Never Cry Wolf, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Good Rockin' Tonite. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Killer Gorilla or In Search of the Most Amazing Thing.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Never Cry Wolf

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq

Country: United States

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Rumble Fish

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

Country: United States

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Never Say Never Again

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer

Country: United States

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The Professional

Directed by: Georges Lautner

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair

Country: United States

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Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

Starring: Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Good Rockin' Tonite

Starring: Stu Jeffries, Terry David Mulligan

Country: Canada

Vietnam: A Television History

Starring: Will Lyman, Lyndon Johnson, Chi Minh Ho, Richard Nixon

Country: United States

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Starring: David Bredel, Gerrit Schmidt-Foß, Thomas Hodin

Give us a Break

Starring: Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Shirin Taylor, David Daker

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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 1 October 1983 ?

  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
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  • Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia crowned Miss Teen of America

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By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided.

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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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Creating Wealth

By: Robert G. Allen

Popular speaker, multimillionaire, and author of the all-time bestselling real-estate book Nothing Down, Robert G. Allen knows how to bring you financial success.

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By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Killer Gorilla

Killer Gorilla

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Power


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

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Dino Eggs

Platform: Apple II (original), Commodore 64, IBM PC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Fun

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In Search of the Most Amazing Thing

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Spinnaker Software

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