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Tuesday 15 November 1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Laura Smet and Fernando Verdasco. In that special week of November people in US were listening to All Night Long (All Night) by Lionel Richie. In UK Uptown Girl by Billy Joel was in the top 5 hits. Terms of Endearment, directed by James L. Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Monimbo by Robert Moss and Arnaud de Borchgrave was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching SCTV Channel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Atom or Frankenstein's Monster.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Terms of Endearment

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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Sleepaway Camp

Directed by: Robert Hiltzik

Starring: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields

Country: United States

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A Christmas Story

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin

Country: United States

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The Right Stuff

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris

Country: United States

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All the Right Moves

Directed by: Michael Chapman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

Iga-no Kabamaru

Starring: Yôko Asagami

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 November 1983 ?

  • Austria - Saint Leopold's day -- no school in Vienna, Lower Austria and Upper Austria
  • USA - America Recycles Day
  • Norway - The official skolebr�d-day on Sunnland skole
  • Roman festivals - Festival in honor of Feronia (others say 13 November)
  • Brazil - Republic Proclamation Day (1889)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Charlie Grimm: American baseball player manager and sportscaster (d. 1983).
  • 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is founded. Recognised only by Turkey.
  • The Turkish part of Cyprus declares independence.

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

  • Time: Inset: American soldier in Grenada.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8877
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Grenada and Beirut -- Nov. 7, 1983


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


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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In Search Of Excellence

By: Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.Based

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The Peter Pan Syndrome

By: Dan Kiley

A serioius social-psychological phenomenon is besetting American males: hundreds of thousands of boys are refusing to become men. Though they have reached adult age, the are unable to face adult feelings

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Strategy, Educational

Publisher: Tandy Corporation

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Platform: NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, Sharp MZ-700, FM-7, ZX Spectrum, Famicom/NES, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, N-Gage

Genre: Arcade/Maze/Strategy

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; JP SystemSoft; NA/EU Nintendo; NA/EU Ubisoft; EU Sinclair Research (Spectrum, UK); AUS Mattel

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The Dungeon Master

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Crystal Computing

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Earthly Delights

Platform: Apple II, PC Booter

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Datamost

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Frankenstein's Monster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Data Age

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