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Wednesday 2 February 1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carolina Klüft and Alex Westaway. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Africa by Toto. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. Videodrome, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Hard Word. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ghost Manor or Alley Cat.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Videodrome

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Country: United States

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Without a Trace

Directed by: Stanley R. Jaffe

Starring: Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes, Stockard Channing

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Blue Thunder

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern

Country: United States

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Frightmare

Directed by: Norman Thaddeus Vane

Starring: Ferdy Mayne, Luca Bercovici, Nita Talbot, Leon Askin

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Lianna

Directed by: John Sayles

Starring: Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries, Jo Henderson

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TV Series

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

The Hard Word

Directed by: Scott Roberts

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The Family Tree

Directed by: Vivi Friedman

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Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

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Rub-a-Dub-Tub

Zycie Kamila Kuranta

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 February 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
  • St. Adelbald
  • Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
  • United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
  • Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Roy Horb: Suriname sergeant / putschist, commits suicide.
  • Sam Chatman: elder statesman of the blues, dies.
  • Sam Chatmon: American blues musician (Born 1897).
Facts:
  • Chicago Absp Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested
  • Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals.
  • Giovanni Vigliotto goes on trial for multiple counts of bigamy involving 105 women.

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Books

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

Goodbye, Mickey Mouse

By: Len Deighton

Deighton's historical fiction Goodbye, Mickey Mouse vividly evokes wartime England. In the winter of 1943-44, a group of American fighter pilots flies escort missions over Germany--among them the deeply reserved Captain

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Master of the Game

By: Sidney Sheldon

WHO IS KATE BLACKWELL?She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned.

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The One Minute Manager

By: Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal

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Second Heaven

By: Judith Guest

Attorney Michael Atwood, divorced father of two, joins with divorcee Cat Holzman to help Gale Murray, a deeply troubled boy trapped by his parents, the law, and despair

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ghost Manor

Platform: Atari 2600, Vic-20

Genre: Action

Publisher: Xonox

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Alley Cat

Platform: Atari 8-bit, MS-DOS

Genre: Action, multi-game

Publisher: Synapse Software (Atari 8-bit) IBM (DOS)

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B.C.'s Quest for Tires

Platform: Apple II family, Atari 8-bit ColecoVision, C=64 MS-DOS, MSX ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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Germany 1985

Germany 1985

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Maziacs

Maziacs

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Action adventure game

Publisher: dk'tronics

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Creepshow

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Flashdance

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The Secret of NIMH

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Twilight Zone: The Movie

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