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Friday 22 April 1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amanda Quagliata and Claudia Henkel. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners. In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. The Hunger, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Balance II or Halls of the Things.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

The Hunger

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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Valley Girl

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily

Country: United States

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Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala

Country: United States

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Lone Wolf McQuade

Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera

Country: United States

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The Meaning of Life

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Dear Ladies

Starring: George Logan, Patrick Fyffe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 April 1983 ?

  • Saints Soter and Caius
  • Saint Leonidas (died 202)
  • Brazil - Discovery Day.
  • Saint Theodorus (d. 613)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Rangers 2-Isles 5 - Patrick Division Finals - Isles win series 4-2
  • Stern Magazine announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolph Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)
  • Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth.
  • The German magazine Der Stern claims that the ''Hitler Diaries'' had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
  • Reactor shut-down due to failure of fuel rods at Kursk Nuclear Power Plant, Russia

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arms Control -- Apr. 18, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8846
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Battling Cocaine -- Apr. 11, 1983


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

In Search Of Excellence

By: Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.Based

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By: Joan Didion

"Terror is the given of the place." The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war.

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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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The Partners

By: James B. Stewart

Stories of the finest of the law profession.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Door Door

Platform: NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-6001, Fujitsu FM-7, Sharp MZ-2000, Sharp X1, Fujitsu FM-77, MSX computers, Famicom, mobile phones

Genre: Puzzle-platformer

Publisher: Enix

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High Way Race

High Way Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Cosmic Balance II

Cosmic Balance II

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: 4X

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Frantic Freddie

Frantic Freddie

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Commercial Data Systems

Halls of the Things

Halls of the Things

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Crystal Computing

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