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Monday 17 January 1983

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andrea Lowell and Alvaro Arbeloa. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. The Year of Living Dangerously, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Frontline. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Krull or The Dungeon Master.
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 30 days ?

Frontline

Written by: Ly Chheng

Starring: Will Lyman

Country: United States

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No Problem!

Starring: Chris Tummings, Malcolm Frederick, Judith Jacob, Janet Kay

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Cutting Edge Happy Hour

Starring: Peter Zaremba, Merrill Ward

Country: United States

Computer Chronicles

Starring: Stewart Cheifet, Denise Crisci, Jeff Bodean, Todd Rundgren

Country: United States

The Frugal Gourmet

Starring: Jeffrey L. Smith

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Year of Living Dangerously

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt

Country: United States

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Xtro

Directed by: Harry Bromley Davenport

Starring: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin

Country: United States

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The Dark Crystal

Directed by: Jim Henson

Starring: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz

Country: United States

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The Toy

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Airplane II: The Sequel

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Doodles Weaver: actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at age 71.
Facts:
  • 10th American Music Awards: Kenny Rogers.
  • Nigeria expels two million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians.
  • Alabama Governor George C Wallace becomes governor for record fourth time.
  • The tallest department store in the world, Hudson's, flagship store in downtown Detroit closes due to high cost of operating.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James Levine -- Jan. 17, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8832
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Peril of Lending -- Jan. 10, 1983

Books

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

Space

By: James A. Michener

Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier.

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Second Heaven

By: Judith Guest

Attorney Michael Atwood, divorced father of two, joins with divorcee Cat Holzman to help Gale Murray, a deeply troubled boy trapped by his parents, the law, and despair

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And More By Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

america everyman has his say

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

By: William Kotzwinkle

Young Reader's Edition. "The magical story that will live in your heart forever..." "He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home."

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Krull

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Atari

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Maziacs

Maziacs

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Action adventure game

Publisher: dk'tronics

My Name Is Uncle Groucho, You Win A Fat Cigar

My Name Is Uncle Groucho, You Win A Fat Cigar

Platform: ZX Spectrum

The Dungeon Master

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Crystal Computing

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Forbidden Forest

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action

Publisher: Cosmi Corporation

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