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Monday 15 August 1983

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Timati and Jancarlos de Oliveira Barros. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. The Mirror, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Friday Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blaster or Marslander.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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

Konsul Möllers Erben

Starring: Gerd Baltus, Edgar Bessen, Ulrike Bliefert, Katharina Brauren

The Consultant

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Reading Rainbow

Starring: LeVar Burton

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Cujo

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Starring: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro

Country: United States

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Risky Business

Directed by: Paul Brickman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano

Country: United States

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Vacation

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca

Country: United States

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Krull

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones

Country: United States

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Jaws 3-D

Directed by: Joe Alves

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Facts:
  • Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: What Do Babies Know? -- Aug. 15, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8863
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William P. Clark -- Aug. 8, 1983

Books

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

The Little Drummer Girl

By: John le Carre

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Our Kind of Traitor is soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregorThe Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from ...

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Ascent Into Hell

By: Andrew M. Greeley

Illuminates the pain of choice - the dilemma of a priest catapulted by changing times into rethinking his chosen pathway thru life.

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White Gold Wielder

By: Stephen R. Donaldson

Thomas Covenant knew that despite his failure on the Isle of The One Tree, he had to return to the Land and fight.

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Return Of The Jedi

By: Joan D. Vinge

In a sequel to "The Star Wars Storybook" and "The Empire Strikes Back Storybook", Luke Skywalker and his friends in the Rebel Alliance formulate a daring plan to battle with the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blaster

Platform: Arcade Game, IBM PC

Genre: 3D shooter

Publisher: Williams

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Frantic Freddie

Frantic Freddie

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Commercial Data Systems

Marslander

Marslander

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Acornsoft

Maziacs

Maziacs

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Action adventure game

Publisher: dk'tronics

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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