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Tuesday 16 August 1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Colin Griffiths and Colt Brennan. 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 F-Plan Diet by Audrey Eyton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Friday Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Antarctic Adventure or Major Havoc.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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 16 August 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Earl Averill: American athlete, professional baseball player for the Cleveland Indians.
Facts:
  • Paul Simon weds Carrie Fisher
  • ''The Bill'' first airs as ''Woodentop''.
  • Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 and causing over US$3.8 billion (2005 dollars) in damage.
  • Five people are killed and 18 others injured when a road train is deliberately driven into a motel at Ayers Rock, NT (the driver, Douglas Edward Crabbe, is convicted in March 1984).

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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 F-Plan Diet

By: Audrey Eyton

246 pages Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.; 1st edition (December 12, 1988) Language: English: Here is the most important diet breakthrough in decades- the diet Family Circle says "remarkably effective, and healthy

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Megatrends

By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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Christine

By: Stephen King

Just Another Lovers’ Triangle, Right?It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.Arnie’s

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Out On A Limb

By: Shirley MacLaine

Her most controversial book is one you will never forget. An outspoken thinker, a celebrated actress, a truly independent woman, Shirley MacLaine goes beyond her previous two bestsellers to take us on

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Antarctic Adventure

Platform: Family Computer, ColecoVision, Game Boy (in Konami GB Collection Vol. 3, Japan), Game Boy Color (in Konami GB Collection Vol. 4, Europe), Mobile Phones, Virtual Console, EGG Project, handheld electron

Genre: Racing, Platformer

Publisher: Konami

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The Coveted Mirror

The Coveted Mirror

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Penguin Software

Dandy

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: dungeon crawl, action-adventure game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

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Krull

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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Major Havoc

Major Havoc

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari


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