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Monday 12 December 1983

It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Johan Audel and Katrina Elam. 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 Pet Sematary by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Video Music Box. If you liked videogames you were probably playing B.C.'s Quest for Tires or Computer Football Strategy Football Strategy.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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


Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher

Country: United States

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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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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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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1983 ?

  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
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  • A truck bomb explodes at the US Embassy in Kuwait.

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Sport Games on 12 December 1983

American Football
  • Green Bay Packers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : 12 - 9
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Press Under Fire -- Dec. 12, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8881
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arms Control -- Dec. 5, 1983


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

Pet Sematary

By: Stephen King

Discover the classic #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King!When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic and rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to ...

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Blue Highways

By: William Least Heat Moon

Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Platform: Arcade game, Sega SG-1000, Sega SC-3000

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: SEGA

Attack of the Mutant Camels

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Llamasoft

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Cosmic Balance II

Cosmic Balance II

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: 4X

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Keystone Kapers

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, MSX, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Activision

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