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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 Erica Dixon and Katie Piper. 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 Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Price iz Nepricave. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Exerion or Manic Miner.
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 ?

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

Friday Night

Written by: Dick Ebersol

Starring: Rita Considine, Henry Cho

Country: United States

Fun to Imagine

Starring: Richard Feynman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Consultant

Starring: Hywel Bennett, Donald Burton, Jane Hayward, Jonathon Morris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Possession

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • 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
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jiri Lederer: Czechoslovakia journalist / dissident, dies at 61.
  • Ernie Roth: American pro wrestling manager (Born 1929).
Facts:
  • 5225 Loral and 5424 Covington

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Magazine Covers

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.

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

Second Heaven

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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 ?

Exerion

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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Manic Miner

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, DOS, Dragon 32/64, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows, Mobile phones, MSX, Oric 1, SAM Coupé, MTX, PMD 85

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Bug-Byte (1983), Software Projects (1983) Amsoft (1985)

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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

Hunchback

Platform: Arcade, Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit family, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, Dragon 32, Oric, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Century Electronics Ocean Software

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The Island

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Crystal Computing

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