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Wednesday 16 February 1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alexia Palombo (Star Academy) and Tuomo Ruutu. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. The King of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Different Seasons by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Machine Gunners. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blaster or Bomberman.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The King of Comedy

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott

Country: United States

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Local Hero

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay

Country: United States

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The President

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Richard Christensen, Christian Engelstoft, Hallander Helleman

Country: United States

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Den sorte drøm

Directed by: Urban Gad

Starring: Asta Nielsen, Valdemar Psilander, Gunnar Helsengren

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits

Country: United States

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Written by: Ly Chheng

Starring: Will Lyman

Country: United States

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The Joy of Painting

Starring: Bob Ross

Country: United States

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Secrets and Mysteries

Starring: Edward Mulhare

Country: United States

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'Allo 'Allo

Written by: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd

Starring: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 February 1983 ?

  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
  • Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
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  • Nellie massacre: over 2,000 people, mostly Bangladeshi Muslims, are massacred in Assam, India, during the Assam agitation.
  • Wah Mee massacre: 13 people are killed in an attempted robbery in Seattle, Washington.
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intention to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
  • Failure of automatic shut-down at Salem Nuclear Power Plant, New Jersey, USA
  • A special commission of the Congress of the United States releases a report critical of the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.

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

Different Seasons

By: Stephen King

From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas…“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge…the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award

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By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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And More By Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

america everyman has his say

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

By: Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda's Workout Book

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade Game, IBM PC

Genre: 3D shooter

Publisher: Williams

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Platform: Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade style racing

Publisher: Activision

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Knights of the Desert

Knights of the Desert

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Bear Bovver

Bear Bovver

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Artic Computing


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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