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Saturday 17 September 1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Pe�a and Gabrielle Ferrer. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Maniac by Michael Sembello. In UK Red Red Wine by UB40 was in the top 5 hits. The Big Chill, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Give us a Break. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Institute or Hard Hat Mack.
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TV Series

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

Give us a Break

Starring: Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Shirin Taylor, David Daker

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Friday Night

Written by: Dick Ebersol

Starring: Rita Considine, Henry Cho

Country: United States

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

Movies

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

The Big Chill

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Fire and Ice

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor

Country: United States

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Cujo

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Starring: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro

Country: United States

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Risky Business

Directed by: Paul Brickman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano

Country: United States

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Krull

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
  • Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black
  • Vanessa Lynn Williams is crowned Miss America, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Soviets Destroy Airliner -- Sep. 12, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8868
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Domestic Violence -- Sep. 5, 1983

Books

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

The Summer Of Katya

By: Trevanian

In the golden summer of 1914, Jean-Marc Montjean, recently graduated from medical school, comes to the small French village of Salies to assist the village physician.

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Christine

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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Nothing Down

By: Robert G. Allen

With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cookie

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action, platform

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

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Granny's Garden

Granny's Garden

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Macintosh, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Amiga, Microsoft Windows, Linux, ZX Spectrum, iPhone, iPad

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: 4Mation

The Institute

Platform: C64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Text adventure (original release), Graphic adventure

Publisher: Screenplay

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin

Platform: Intellivision Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

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Hard Hat Mack

Platform: Apple II (original) Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit Commodore 64, Coleco Adam, MS-DOS

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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