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Friday 11 February 1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rafael van der Vaart and Nicki Clyne. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. The King of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Harold S. Kushner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kiklop. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Dreadnaught Factor or Jr. Pac-Man.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The King of Comedy

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott

Country: United States

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Local Hero

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay

Country: United States

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The President

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Richard Christensen, Christian Engelstoft, Hallander Helleman

Country: United States

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Den sorte drøm

Directed by: Urban Gad

Starring: Asta Nielsen, Valdemar Psilander, Gunnar Helsengren

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits

Country: United States

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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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Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 February 1983 ?

  • World Day of the Sick.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes.
  • National Foundation Day in Japan (See Holidays of Japan.)
  • National Youth Day in Cameroon.
  • Professor Leets' Day in the United States.
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  • Weird Al Yankovic records Ricky andBuckingham Blues debut LP
  • 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18 (46 cm))
  • Fourth largest snowfall in New York City history (18 inches (46cm)).

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

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

By: Harold S. Kushner

When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions:

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Life Extension

By: Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach, by Pearson, Durk and Sandy Shaw

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Dreadnaught Factor

Platform: Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, Intellivision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Jr. Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Maze

Publisher: NA Bally Midway; NA Atari; NA/EU Namco

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Bank Heist

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze

Publisher: 20th Century Fox

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Felix and the Fruit Monsters

Felix and the Fruit Monsters

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Micro Power


Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 16/Plus 4, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, SG-1000

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Tehkan Ltd.; NA Centuri

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