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Tuesday 13 December 1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Otylia Jedrzejczak and Janeth Jepkosgei. 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 While Reagan Slept by Art Buchwald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Video Music Box. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Business Games or Epidemic!.
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 13 December 1983 ?

  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Famous Deaths:
  • 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
  • KYA-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KOIT
  • British Airways incorporates.
  • Turgut Özal, of ANAP forms the new government of Turkey (45th government) beginning of a new civilian regime
  • A discotheque fire in Madrid, Spain, kills 83 people.

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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 ?

While Reagan Slept

By: Art Buchwald

A portrait of Ronald Reagan by the noted Washington columnist and humorist observes the fortieth president of the United States while he sleeps

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A Hero For Our Times

By: Ralph G. Martin

The National Bestseller, the portrait of one of the most best loved and most hated presidents in American history, whose appetites for power and sex were equally consuming, and who is

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Winter'S Tale

By: Mark Helprin

Now a major motion picture New York Times bestseller "Utterly extraordinary . . . A piercing sense of the beautiful arising from narrative and emotional fantasy is everywhere

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Hollywood Wives

By: Jackie Collins

They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Business Games

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Business simulation, Educational

Publisher: Acornsoft

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Platform: Apple II, Atari

Genre: Strategy Game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

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Knot in 3D

Knot in 3D

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: New Generation Software

Lords of Time

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Enterprise, Lynx, Memotech MTX, MSX, Nascom, Oric-1, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Level 9 Computing

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Mega Zone

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Konami

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