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Tuesday 2 August 1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nick Diaz and Angell Conwell. 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 Out On A Limb by Shirley MacLaine was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Friday Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Congo Bongo or Bear Bovver.
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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 2 August 1983 ?

  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
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  • STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • US District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination

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

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

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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Return Of The Jedi

By: Joan D. Vinge

In a sequel to "The Star Wars Storybook" and "The Empire Strikes Back Storybook", Luke Skywalker and his friends in the Rebel Alliance formulate a daring plan to battle with the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the ...

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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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Voice Of The Heart

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

A woman of relentless passion and legendary allure, Katharine Tempest rises from obscurity to become one of the most sought-after actresses of her time.

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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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Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Windmill Software

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Everest Ascent

Everest Ascent

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure, Strategy

Publisher: Richard Shepherd Software Ltd.

Bear Bovver

Bear Bovver

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Artic Computing


Platform: Arcade Game, IBM PC

Genre: 3D shooter

Publisher: Williams

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