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Monday 20 June 1983

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Grace Potter and Darren Sproles. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara. In UK Every Breath You Take by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Twilight Zone: The Movie, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Return Of The Jedi by Joan D. Vinge was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Konsul Möllers Erben. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astron Belt or Chivalry.
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 ?

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

Dear Ladies

Starring: George Logan, Patrick Fyffe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Natural World

Starring: Barry Paine, David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Twilight Zone: The Movie

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow

Country: United States

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Fanny and Alexander

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Brje Ahlstedt

Country: United States

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Superman III

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder

Country: United States

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Octopussy

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

Country: United States

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Trading Places

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 June 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • American Radio Relay League ? Bring your Handy-Talky to Work Day
  • West Virginia ? West Virginia Day.
  • Flag Day in Argentina (1938).
  • UNHCR - World Refugee Day.
  • Ancient Latvia ? Zalu Diena.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Grace Potter: Singer and guitarist with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, formed in Vermont in 2002, their success went international with the release of their third, self-titled album in 2010.
  • Darren Sproles: American football player.
  • Josh Childress: American basketball player.
  • Masashi Mikami: Japanese actor.
  • Cherrie Ying: Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress.
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Facts:
  • 83rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont Country Club - Pennsylvania
  • New York Yankees' Bobby Murcer retires.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Margaret Thatcher -- June 20, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8855
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Los Angeles -- June 13, 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

Attorney Michael Atwood, divorced father of two, joins with divorcee Cat Holzman to help Gale Murray, a deeply troubled boy trapped by his parents, the law, and despair

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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 ?

Bun Fun

Bun Fun

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Squirrel

The Dreadnaught Factor

Platform: Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, Intellivision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Kawasaki Synthesizer

Kawasaki Synthesizer

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Music game, Non-game

Publisher: Sight & Sound Music Software, Inc.[2]

Astron Belt

Astron Belt

Platform: Arcade, MSX

Genre: Interactive action movie Third-person rail shooter Space combat simulator

Publisher: Sega (Japan) Bally Midway (North America)

Chivalry

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Optimum Resource

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