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Wednesday 19 October 1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Romain Dupuy and Rebecca Ferguson. 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 Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rote Erde. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Granny's Garden or Aztarac.
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 ?

Vietnam: A Television History

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

Country: United States

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Give us a Break

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Movies

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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Possession

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 October 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
  • Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
  • Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
  • Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
Famous Birthdays:
  • Romain Dupuy: French criminal, a schizophreniac who murdered two hospital staff, Lucette Gariod and Chantal Klimaszewski, on the night of 17-18 December 2004, after spending hours smoking fifteen joints.
  • Rebecca Ferguson: Movie Actress.
  • Andy Lonergan: English footballer.
  • Cara Santa Maria: American neuroscientist and blogger.
  • Julia Selepen: Lithuanian figure skater.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Albert Carel Willink: Painter (surrealism), dies at 83.
  • Maurice Bishop: Prime Minister of Grenada, is overthrown and executed in a military coup d'etat led by Bernard Coard.
Facts:
  • Columbia moves to Orbiter Processing Facility
  • Grenada general Hudson Austin forms revolutionary council
  • Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
  • Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr federal holiday

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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

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 ?

Firebirds

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Softek

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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

Major Havoc

Major Havoc

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

Oink!

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Aztarac

Aztarac

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Centuri


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