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Friday 11 November 1983, Veteran's Day

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cristian Cienfuegos and Philipp Lahm. In that special week of November people in US were listening to All Night Long (All Night) by Lionel Richie. In UK Uptown Girl by Billy Joel was in the top 5 hits. Sleepaway Camp, directed by Robert Hiltzik, 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 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. If you liked videogames you were probably playing King's Quest or Digger.
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 ?

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

Vietnam: A Television History

Starring: Will Lyman, Lyndon Johnson, Chi Minh Ho, Richard Nixon

Country: United States

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Give us a Break

Starring: Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Shirin Taylor, David Daker

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Friday Night

Written by: Dick Ebersol

Starring: Rita Considine, Henry Cho

Country: United States

Movies

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

Sleepaway Camp

Directed by: Robert Hiltzik

Starring: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields

Country: United States

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A Christmas Story

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin

Country: United States

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All the Right Moves

Directed by: Michael Chapman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States

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The Right Stuff

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris

Country: United States

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The Dead Zone

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 November 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
  • Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
  • Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
  • Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
  • Poland - Independence Day (1918)
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Facts:
  • 1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain
  • Ronald Reagan becomes the first U.S. President to address the Diet, Japan's national legislature.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Grenada and Beirut -- Nov. 7, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8876
  • Life: President John F Kennedy

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

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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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 ?

Assault

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Onbase

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Bun Fun

Bun Fun

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Squirrel

King's Quest

Platform: IBM PCjr, Tandy 1000, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Macintosh, MS-DOS, Master System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: IBM, Sierra On-Line Parker Brothers (SMS)

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M.U.L.E.

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MSX2, NES, PC-8801 MKII, Sharp X1, (ZX Spectrum collection)

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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Digger

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Windmill Software

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