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Wednesday 13 April 1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Federica Felini and Schalk Burger. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. Flashdance, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Banker by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Halls of the Things or Enduro.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala

Country: United States

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Lone Wolf McQuade

Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera

Country: United States

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The Meaning of Life

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Country: United States

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The Outsiders

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio

Country: United States

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Bad Boys

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Dear Ladies

Starring: George Logan, Patrick Fyffe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 April 1983 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Harold Washington is elected as the first African-American mayor in Chicago's history.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Battling Cocaine -- Apr. 11, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8845
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Apr. 4, 1983


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


By: Dick Francis

Investment banker Tim Ekaterin thought arranging the purchase of a champion racehorse was a sure thing-but he never gambled on getting caught up in murder.

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

By: Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda's Workout Book

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Mistral'S Daughter

By: Judith Krantz

They were three generations of magnificent red-haired beauties born to scandal, bred to success, bound to a single extraordinary man--Julien Mistral, the painter, the genius, the lover whose passions had seared them all.

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By: Joan Didion

"Terror is the given of the place." The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Artillery Duel

Platform: Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Xonox

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Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito

Halls of the Things

Halls of the Things

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Crystal Computing


Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Ultimate Play the Game

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Platform: Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade style racing

Publisher: Activision

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