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Sunday 17 July 1983

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sarah Jones (screen actress) and Adam Lind. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Jaws 3-D, directed by Joe Alves, 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 Fun to Imagine. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Felix and the Fruit Monsters or Infidel.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Mr. Mom

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Starring: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Fred Koehler

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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Puberty Blues

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Nell Schofield, Jad Capelja, Geoff Rhoe

Country: United States

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Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan

Country: United States

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Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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The Hot Shoe Show

Starring: Bonnie Langford, Wayne Sleep

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1983 ?

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
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  • 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale
  • 1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Philadelphia Stars 24-22)

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: IBM's John Opel -- July 11, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8858
  • Time: AIDS researcher at the Centers for Disease working to find a cure. Inset: Supreme Court Justice Warr


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


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 Name Of The Rose

By: Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awardsThe year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate.

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By: Robin Cook

Dr. Cassandra Kingsley is about to discover that neither her marriage nor her job is what she thought. And when she sets out to find the truth, it may just kill

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Blue Highways

By: William Least Heat Moon

Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3D Crazy Coaster

3D Crazy Coaster

Platform: Vectrex

Genre: Vehicle simulation

Publisher: Milton Bradley



Platform: Commodore 64, Dragon 32

Genre: Platform

Publisher: J. Morrison (Micros) Ltd

Felix and the Fruit Monsters

Felix and the Fruit Monsters

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Micro Power

I Want My Mommy

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Zimag

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Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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