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Monday 17 October 1983

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Felicity Jones and Daniel Booko. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. All the Right Moves, directed by Michael Chapman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rote Erde. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alpha Beam with Ernie or Championship Lode Runner.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

All the Right Moves

Directed by: Michael Chapman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States

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The Dead Zone

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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The Right Stuff

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris

Country: United States

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Rumble Fish

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

Country: United States

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Never Cry Wolf

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Rote Erde

Starring: Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Vera Lippisch, Karin Neuhäuser, Angelika Bartsch

Iga-no Kabamaru

Starring: Yôko Asagami

Country: Japan

Price iz Nepricave

Starring: Milena Dravic, Zoran Radmilovic, Stole Arandjelovic, Milutin Butkovic

Good Rockin' Tonite

Starring: Stu Jeffries, Terry David Mulligan

Country: Canada

Vietnam: A Television History

Starring: Will Lyman, Lyndon Johnson, Chi Minh Ho, Richard Nixon

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1983 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Famous Deaths:
  • Raymond Aron: French philosopher, sociologist, journalist, and political scientist.
  • Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu
  • STS-9 vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB due to SRB nozzle problem

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Sport Games on 17 October 1983

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  • Washington Redskins - Green Bay Packers : 47 - 48
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Peter Ueberroth -- Oct. 17, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8873
  • Time: Shaping Up' Rising standards inEducation. Inset:, Walter Mondale by Diana Walker


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

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: Nora Ephron

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes.

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Winter'S Tale

By: Mark Helprin

Now a major motion picture New York Times bestseller "Utterly extraordinary . . . A piercing sense of the beautiful arising from narrative and emotional fantasy is everywhere

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Outrageous Acts And Everyday Rebellions

By: Gloria Steinem

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions--a phenomenal success that sold nearly half a million copies since its original publication in 1983--is Gloria Steinem's most diverse and timeless collection of essays.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Jack Attack

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform action

Publisher: Commodore

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Professor Pac-Man

Professor Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

Publisher: Bally Midway

Alpha Beam with Ernie

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Edutainment

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Championship Lode Runner

Platform: NES,[2] Apple II,[1] Commodore 64, IBM PC compatible, SG-1000

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Hudson Soft (Famicom) [2] Brøderbund

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Jumping Jack

Jumping Jack

Platform: ZX Spectrum ("Jumping Jack"), Atari 800/XL ("Leggit!"), Dragon 32 ("Leggit!")

Publisher: Imagine Software Ltd

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