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Friday 21 October 1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 21, 1983). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amber Rose and Aaron Tveit. 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. Papy fait de la résistance, directed by Jean-Marie Poiré, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Rousters. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dishaster or Journey.
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What the sky looked like on 21 October 1983

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Movies

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

Papy fait de la résistance

Directed by: Jean-Marie Poiré

Starring: Christian Clavier, Michel Galabru, Roland Giraud, Gérard Jugnot

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The Right Stuff

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Country: United States

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The Dead Zone

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

Country: United States

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Under Fire

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy

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The Key

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Frank Finlay, Stefania Sandrelli, Franco Branciaroli, Barbara Cupisti

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Rousters

Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer

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Just Our Luck

Directed by: Crystal Ellis

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Love Connection

Directed by: Joseph L Leath

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Unsere schönsten Jahre

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Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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Facts:
  • Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 21, 1983 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

Hollywood Wives

By: Jackie Collins

They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art

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Out On A Limb

By: Shirley MacLaine

Her most controversial book is one you will never forget. An outspoken thinker, a celebrated actress, a truly independent woman, Shirley MacLaine goes beyond her previous two bestsellers to take us on

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Christine

By: Stephen King

Just Another Lovers’ Triangle, Right?It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.Arnie’s

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The Auerbach Will

By: Stephen Birmingham

In The Auerbach Will, the novel by America's most renowned chronicler of the rich, ambitious young Essie Litsky defies a rigid upbringing by immigrant Russian Jewish parents to achieve wealth and

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dishaster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Zimag

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Journey

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Bally Midway

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Bonka

Bonka

Platform: Commodore 64, Dragon 32

Genre: Platform

Publisher: J. Morrison (Micros) Ltd

Keystone Kapers

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, MSX, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Activision

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Bomb Alley

Bomb Alley

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Creepshow

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Risky Business

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Flashdance

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The Secret of NIMH

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Twilight Zone: The Movie

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