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Thursday 8 December 1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Utkarsh Ambudkar and Neel Jani. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Neverending Story by Michael Ende was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Video Music Box. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pac & Pal 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 ?

Video Music Box

Starring: Digital Underground, Tupac Shakur

Country: United States

SCTV Channel

Starring: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short

Country: Canada

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Written by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Who Dares Wins

Starring: Julia Hills, Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville, Philip Pope

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rote Erde

Starring: Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Vera Lippisch, Karin Neuhäuser, Angelika Bartsch

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Silkwood

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher

Country: United States

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Christine

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul

Country: United States

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Sudden Impact

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Scarface

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer

Country: United States

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Terms of Endearment

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Slim Pickins: American western actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at age 64 (born 1919).
  • Slim Pickens: American film and TV actor, rodeo clown and veteran of the rodeo circuit.
Facts:
  • 9th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 6 - lands at Edwards Air Force Base.
  • Richard Baker, Zen teacher, steps down from abbotship of San Francisco Zen Center.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arms Control -- Dec. 5, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8880
  • Life: Barbra Streisand in Yentl

Books

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

The Neverending Story

By: Michael Ende

Bastian embarks on a wild adventure when he enters the magical world of Fantastica, a doomed land filled with dragons, giants, and monsters, and risks his life to save Fantastica by

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Changes

By: Danielle Steel

Top TV anchorwoman Melanie Adams had given up on love after a failed marriage and an unhappy affair. With her two teenage children and her television news career,

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Poland

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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Hollywood Wives

By: Jackie Collins

They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dragon's Lair

Platform: Arcade, various

Genre: Interactive movie

Publisher: Cinematronics

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GATO

Platform: DOS, Apple IIe, Atari XE

Genre: Submarine simulator

Publisher: Spectrum Holobyte

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Gyruss

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Family Computer Disk System, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sony PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Handheld T

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: WW Konami; NA Centuri (Original Arcade Version); NA Ultra Games (NES Version)

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Pac & Pal

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Namco

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Excalibur

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Strategy video game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

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