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Saturday 8 January 1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chen Xiexia and Chris Masters. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits. Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching No Problem!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atom or Cuthbert Goes Walkabout.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Harry Bromley Davenport

Starring: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin

Country: United States

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The Dark Crystal

Directed by: Jim Henson

Starring: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz

Country: United States

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The Toy

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Airplane II: The Sequel

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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The Verdict

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 1983 ?

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Tom McCall: American politician, the Governor of Oregon from 1966-1974.
  • Gale Page: Actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72.
  • Lois Wilson: Actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88.
  • Gerhard Barkhorn: German fighter pilot (Born 1919).
  • Ron Frazer: Australian actor (Born 1924).
  • A riot breaks out at Sing Sing prison, New York.

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Sport Games on 8 January 1983

American Football
  • Cleveland Browns - Los Angeles Raiders : 10 - 27
  • Detroit Lions - Washington Redskins : 7 - 31
  • New England Patriots - Miami Dolphins : 13 - 28
  • St. Louis Cardinals - Green Bay Packers : 16 - 41
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?


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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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

By: Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda's Workout Book

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Different Seasons

By: Stephen King

From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas…“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge…the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award

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By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Strategy, Educational

Publisher: Tandy Corporation

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Attack of the Mutant Camels

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Llamasoft

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Cuthbert Goes Walkabout

Cuthbert Goes Walkabout

Platform: Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 CoCo, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Microdeal

Flip & Flop

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: First Star Software State Soft

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Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man

Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Intellivision

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