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Sunday 17 April 1983

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Roberto Jimenez and Stanislav Chistov. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. Flashdance, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Delta Star by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Congo Bongo or Fortress of the Mutant Waffles.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala

Country: United States

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Lone Wolf McQuade

Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera

Country: United States

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The Meaning of Life

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Country: United States

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The Outsiders

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio

Country: United States

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Bad Boys

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Dear Ladies

Starring: George Logan, Patrick Fyffe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 April 1983 ?

  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
  • Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
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Famous Deaths:
  • 1st National Coin Week begins
  • Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter
  • In Warsaw, Poland, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters.
  • India enters space age launching SLV-3 rocket.
  • Lynn Adams wins LPGA Combanks Orlando Golf Classic.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Battling Cocaine -- Apr. 11, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8845
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Apr. 4, 1983


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

The Delta Star

By: Joseph Wambaugh

A prostitute, Missy Moonbeam, falls from the roof of the Wonderland Hotel, and in her diary is the phone number of Caltech, one of America's finest scientific institutions.

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Mistral'S Daughter

By: Judith Krantz

They were three generations of magnificent red-haired beauties born to scandal, bred to success, bound to a single extraordinary man--Julien Mistral, the painter, the genius, the lover whose passions had seared them all.

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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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By: Joan Didion

"Terror is the given of the place." The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Congo Bongo

Platform: Arcade Ports: ColecoVision, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, IntelliVision, Atari 2600, TI-99/4A, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, SG-1000

Genre: Isometric platformer

Publisher: Sega

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Earthly Delights

Platform: Apple II, PC Booter

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Datamost

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Fortress of the Mutant Waffles

Fortress of the Mutant Waffles

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Maze

Publisher: T+D Software



Platform: VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Anirog Software

Harrier Attack

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Oric 1, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Durell Software

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