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Tuesday 20 September 1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carolina Jaramillo and A-Lin . In that special week of September people in US were listening to Tell Her About It by Billy Joel. In UK Red Red Wine by UB40 was in the top 5 hits. The Big Chill, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Give us a Break. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Food Fight or Megapede.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Big Chill

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Fire and Ice

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor

Country: United States

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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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Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Give us a Break

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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

Konsul Möllers Erben

Starring: Gerd Baltus, Edgar Bessen, Ulrike Bliefert, Katharina Brauren

The Consultant

Starring: Hywel Bennett, Donald Burton, Jane Hayward, Jonathon Morris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 September 1983 ?

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  • Cryptographic Communications System and Method (RSA) patented
  • 3,112 turn out to see the Pittsburgh Pirates play the New York Mets at Shea Stadium.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Reagan and U.N. Quiz Moscow -- Sep. 19, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8869
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Soviets Destroy Airliner -- Sep. 12, 1983


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

The One Minute Manager

By: Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal

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By: Judith Rossner

Originally published in 1983, this bestseller is a compelling portrait of a young woman's experience in psychotherapy.

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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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On Wings Of Eagles

By: Ken Follett

The #1 International Bestseller now in trade paperback—with 16 pages of photos.Number-one bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring, true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1979,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Food Fight

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Galaga X6

Galaga X6

Platform: Handheld electronic game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Lords of Time

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Enterprise, Lynx, Memotech MTX, MSX, Nascom, Oric-1, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Level 9 Computing

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Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Softek

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