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Friday 5 August 1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dawn Richard and Beau Black. 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. Cujo, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Return Of The Jedi by Joan D. Vinge was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Friday Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Barmy Burgers or Bear Bovver.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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

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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Cujo

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Starring: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro

Country: United States

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Risky Business

Directed by: Paul Brickman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano

Country: United States

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Private School

Directed by: Noel Black

Starring: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine

Country: United States

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Krull

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones

Country: United States

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Vacation

Directed by: Harold Ramis

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Judy Canova: American actress, homely and raucous, played hillbilly and comedienne in low budget films and lots of commercials.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Willie Nelson And Family
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Special Issue: Japan -- Aug. 1, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8861

Books

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

Space

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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Second Heaven

By: Judith Guest

Second Heaven

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And More By Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

america everyman has his say

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

By: William Kotzwinkle

Young Reader's Edition. "The magical story that will live in your heart forever..." "He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home."

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Barmy Burgers

Barmy Burgers

Platform: ZX Spectrum Dragon 32/64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Blaby Computer Games

Beamrider

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Bear Bovver

Bear Bovver

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Artic Computing

Food Fight

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Infidel

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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