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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 Rebecca Ferguson (actress) and Romain Dupuy. 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 Body Principal by Victoria Principal was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rote Erde. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jack Attack or Libble Rabble.
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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 19 October 1983 ?

  • 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
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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.
  • 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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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 Body Principal

By: Victoria Principal

The Body Principal: The Exercise Program for Life

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By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Jack Attack

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform action

Publisher: Commodore

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Killer Kong

Killer Kong

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Blaby Computer Games


Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports (fishing)

Publisher: Virgin Games

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Libble Rabble

Platform: Arcade, FM Towns Marty, X68000, Super Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Spectravision

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