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Friday 14 October 1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Renato Civelli and David Oakes. 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. The Right Stuff, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while August by Judith Rossner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rousters. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Libble Rabble or Guzzler.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Right Stuff

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Country: United States

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The Dead Zone

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

Country: United States

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Under Fire

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy

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The Key

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Frank Finlay, Stefania Sandrelli, Franco Branciaroli, Barbara Cupisti

Country: United States

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Never Cry Wolf

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Rousters

Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer

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Just Our Luck

Directed by: Crystal Ellis

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Love Connection

Directed by: Joseph L Leath

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Unsere schönsten Jahre

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Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 October 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
  • World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
  • RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paul Fix: Actor (Rifleman), dies at 82 of kidney failure.
  • Willard Price: Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 1983).
Facts:
  • US Marine peacekeeper Sargeant Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Grenada leftist coup under Vice-Premier Coard.

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Books

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

August

By: Judith Rossner

Originally published in 1983, this bestseller is a compelling portrait of a young woman's experience in psychotherapy.

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The Auerbach Will

By: Stephen Birmingham

In The Auerbach Will, the novel by America's most renowned chronicler of the rich, ambitious young Essie Litsky defies a rigid upbringing by immigrant Russian Jewish parents to achieve wealth and

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The One Minute Manager

By: Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal

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Monimbo

By: Robert Moss and Arnaud de Borchgrave

1983 Simon & Schuster hardcover, full number line. ISBN:0671435418. Robert Moss (Mexico Way) and Arnaud De Borchgrave. A Cuban plot to bomb the U.S

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Mangia

Mangia

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Spectravision

Libble Rabble

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

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Guzzler

Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 16/Plus 4, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, SG-1000

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Tehkan Ltd.; NA Centuri

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The Glob

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Epos

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Cookie

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action, platform

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Creepshow

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Flashdance

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The Secret of NIMH

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Twilight Zone: The Movie

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