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Tuesday August 16, 1983

US date format: 8/16/1983, UK date format: 16/8/1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1983). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dominik Garcia-Lorido 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. Suburbia, directed by Penelope Spheeris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Christine by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beamrider or Chequered Flag.
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Movies

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

Suburbia

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

Starring: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien

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Mr. Mom

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Starring: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

Country: United States of America

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Easy Money

Directed by: James Signorelli

Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara

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The Golden Seal

Directed by: Frank Zuniga

Starring: Steve Railsback, Michael Beck, Penelope Milford, Torquil Campbell

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Escape from the Bronx

Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari

Starring: Mark Gregory, Henry Silva, Valeria D'Obici, Giancarlo Prete

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TV Series

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

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

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Moschops

Directed by: Jim Trainor

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Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

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Two Marriages

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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
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Famous Deaths:
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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Books

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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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The Price Of Power

By: Seymour M. Hersh

The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House

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Growing Up

By: Russell Baker

This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Jet-Boot Jack

Jet-Boot Jack

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: English Software (UK) Datamost (US)

B.C.'s Quest for Tires

Platform: Apple II family, Atari 8-bit ColecoVision, C=64 MS-DOS, MSX ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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Beamrider

Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Domino Man

Domino Man

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Chequered Flag

Chequered Flag

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sim racing

Publisher: Sinclair Research Ltd

Home videos

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

Risky Business

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Unico in the Island of Magic

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Creepshow

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Twilight Zone: The Movie

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Ringing Bell

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