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Wednesday 12 October 1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Harmony Rose and Emma Greenwood. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. Possession, directed by Andrzej Zulawski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Body Principal by Victoria Principal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Price iz Nepricave. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Libble Rabble or Beyond the Tesseract.
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 ?

Never Cry Wolf

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq

Country: United States

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Rumble Fish

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

Country: United States

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Never Say Never Again

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer

Country: United States

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The Professional

Directed by: Georges Lautner

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair

Country: United States

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Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

Starring: Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Price iz Nepricave

Starring: Milena Dravic, Zoran Radmilovic, Stole Arandjelovic, Milutin Butkovic

Good Rockin' Tonite

Starring: Stu Jeffries, Terry David Mulligan

Country: Canada

Vietnam: A Television History

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

Country: United States

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Starring: David Bredel, Gerrit Schmidt-Foß, Thomas Hodin

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1983 ?

  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jiri Lederer: Czechoslovakia journalist / dissident, dies at 61.
  • Ernie Roth: American pro wrestling manager (Born 1929).
  • 5225 Loral and 5424 Covington

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

  • Time: Shaping Up' Rising standards inEducation. Inset:, Walter Mondale by Diana Walker
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8872
  • Time: The 60th Anniversary Issue of TIME Magazine.


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

The Body Principal

By: Victoria Principal

The Body Principal: The Exercise Program for Life

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Out On A Limb

By: Shirley MacLaine

Her most controversial book is one you will never forget. An outspoken thinker, a celebrated actress, a truly independent woman, Shirley MacLaine goes beyond her previous two bestsellers to take us on

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Everything And More

By: Jacqueline Briskin


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By: Nora Ephron

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Libble Rabble

Platform: Arcade, FM Towns Marty, X68000, Super Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin

Platform: Intellivision Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Beyond the Tesseract

Beyond the Tesseract

Platform: TRS-80, MS-DOS, Atari ST

Genre: Surreal

Dino Eggs

Platform: Apple II (original), Commodore 64, IBM PC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Fun

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Platform: Arcade, MSX, NES, Sega SG-1000, Virtual Console, PS4(Arcade Archives)

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Jaleco/Taito HAMSTER Corporation

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