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Thursday 7 April 1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Franck Ribéry and Franck Ribery. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. Screwballs, directed by Rafal Zielinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Ellis Island by Fred Mustard Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Activision Decathlon or Excalibur.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Dear Ladies

Starring: George Logan, Patrick Fyffe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Frontline

Written by: Ly Chheng

Starring: Will Lyman

Country: United States

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The Joy of Painting

Starring: Bob Ross

Country: United States

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Secrets and Mysteries

Starring: Edward Mulhare

Country: United States

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'Allo 'Allo

Written by: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd

Starring: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

The Meaning of Life

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Country: United States

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Bad Boys

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody

Country: United States

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The Outsiders

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio

Country: United States

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The Beyond

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale

Country: United States

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Glomdalsbruden

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Einar Sissener, Tove Tellback, Stub Wiberg

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 April 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Herman-Jozef (died 1241)
  • World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
  • The feast of Annunciation is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • Saint John Baptist de La Salle (d.1719)
  • Mozambique - Women's Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gavin Gordon: Television actor (Romance, Lone Cowboy), dies at 82.
Facts:
  • Caps 4-Isles 2 - Patrick Division Semifinals - series tied 1-1
  • STS-6 specialist Story Musgrave and Don Peterson 1st STS spacewalk
  • Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt.
  • WIBC Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, attracts 75,480 women bowlers for 83-day event.
  • STS-6: Space Shuttle Challenger astronauts Story Musgrave and Donald H. Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk (duration: 4 hours, 10 minutes).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Apr. 4, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8844
  • Life: Treating The Unborn

Books

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

Ellis Island

By: Fred Mustard Stewart

This epic novel follows the saga of five young immigrants from disparate backgrounds as they pass through the gateway to a strange new world at the dawn of a new century.

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Growing Up

By: Russell Baker

This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been

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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 Partners

By: James B. Stewart

The Partners: Inside America's Most Powerful Law Firms

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Activision Decathlon

The Activision Decathlon

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

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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Bomberman

Platform: NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, Sharp MZ-700, FM-7, ZX Spectrum, Famicom/NES, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, N-Gage

Genre: Arcade/Maze/Strategy

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; JP SystemSoft; NA/EU Nintendo; NA/EU Ubisoft; EU Sinclair Research (Spectrum, UK); AUS Mattel

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Excalibur

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Strategy video game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

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Gossip

Platform: Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Art game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

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