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Thursday 18 August 1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kris Boyd and Michael Montgomery. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. The Mirror, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Friday Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Flappy or Capture The Flag.
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 months ?

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

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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Mirror

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovsky, Ignat Daniltsev

Country: United States

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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Private School

Directed by: Noel Black

Starring: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine

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 18 August 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Nikolaus Pevsner: England, United Kingdom -- Art historian (The Buildings of England).
Facts:
  • Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing pine-tar game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out and Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
  • Samantha Druce, age 12 years 119 days is youngest woman to swim English Channel.
  • Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over USD $1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: What Do Babies Know? -- Aug. 15, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8863
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: William P. Clark -- Aug. 8, 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

Second Heaven

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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 ?

Drol

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, NEC PC-8801, Sega SG-1000

Genre: Action

Publisher: Brøderbund

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Flappy

Platform: FM-7, MSX, Famicom, PC-6001, PC-8801, Sharp X1

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: dB-Soft

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Alley Cat

Platform: Atari 8-bit, MS-DOS

Genre: Action, multi-game

Publisher: Synapse Software (Atari 8-bit) IBM (DOS)

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Bomberman

Platform: NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, Sharp MZ-700, FM-7, ZX Spectrum, Famicom/NES, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, N-Gage

Genre: Arcade/Maze/Strategy

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; JP SystemSoft; NA/EU Nintendo; NA/EU Ubisoft; EU Sinclair Research (Spectrum, UK); AUS Mattel

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Capture The Flag

Platform: Atari 8-bit VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sirius Software

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