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Thursday 20 January 1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paula Taylor and Simon Stawski. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. The Year of Living Dangerously, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Having It All by Helen Gurley Brown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Frontline. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gyruss or Lunar Jetman.
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 ?

Frontline

Written by: Ly Chheng

Starring: Will Lyman

Country: United States

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The Joy of Painting

Starring: Bob Ross

Country: United States

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Secrets and Mysteries

Starring: Edward Mulhare

Country: United States

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'Allo 'Allo

Written by: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd

Starring: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Year of Living Dangerously

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt

Country: United States

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Xtro

Directed by: Harry Bromley Davenport

Starring: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin

Country: United States

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The Dark Crystal

Directed by: Jim Henson

Starring: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz

Country: United States

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The Toy

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Airplane II: The Sequel

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 January 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James Levine -- Jan. 17, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8832
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Peril of Lending -- Jan. 10, 1983

Books

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

Having It All

By: Helen Gurley Brown

Having It All: Love Success Sex Money... Even If You're Starting Wi, by Brown, Helen Gurley

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The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf

By: Leo Buscaglia

This story by Leo Buscaglia is a warm, wonderfully wise and strikingly simple story about a leaf names Freddie. How Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally

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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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Megatrends

By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fortress of the Mutant Waffles

Fortress of the Mutant Waffles

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Maze

Publisher: T+D Software

Gyruss

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Family Computer Disk System, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sony PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Handheld T

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: WW Konami; NA Centuri (Original Arcade Version); NA Ultra Games (NES Version)

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Juno First

Platform: Arcade MSX Commodore 64 Atari 800 Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Gottlieb

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Cuthbert Goes Digging

Cuthbert Goes Digging

Platform: Dragon 32

Lunar Jetman

Lunar Jetman

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game


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