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Thursday 22 December 1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Hawkins Australian television personality and Nathalie Péchalat. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Berlin Game by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Video Music Box. If you liked videogames you were probably playing In Search of the Most Amazing Thing or Epidemic!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1983 or at December 22 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Video Music Box

Starring: Digital Underground, Tupac Shakur

Country: United States

SCTV Channel

Starring: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short

Country: Canada

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Written by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Who Dares Wins

Starring: Julia Hills, Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville, Philip Pope

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rote Erde

Starring: Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Vera Lippisch, Karin Neuhäuser, Angelika Bartsch

Movies

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

Silkwood

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher

Country: United States

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Christine

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul

Country: United States

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Sudden Impact

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Scarface

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer

Country: United States

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Terms of Endearment

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 December 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
  • Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Egyptian President Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat
  • Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Caps

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hafez Assad -- Dec. 19, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8882
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Press Under Fire -- Dec. 12, 1983

Books

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

Berlin Game

By: Len Deighton

The spy trilogy of "Berlin Game", "Mexico Set", and "London Match" in one presentation omnibus.

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A Hero For Our Times

By: Ralph G. Martin

The National Bestseller, the portrait of one of the most best loved and most hated presidents in American history, whose appetites for power and sex were equally consuming, and who is

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Poland

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chuckie Egg

Chuckie Egg

Platform: BBC Micro ZX Spectrum Dragon 32/64 Acorn Electron Commodore 64 MSX Tatung Einstein Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit family Commodore Amiga Atari ST IBM PC compatible Mobile Phone

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: A&F Software Pick & Choose

Computer Football Strategy Football Strategy

Computer Football Strategy Football Strategy

Platform: Commodore 64[2] Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Traditional sports (Arcade football)

In Search of the Most Amazing Thing

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Spinnaker Software

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Aztarac

Aztarac

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Centuri

Epidemic!

Platform: Apple II, Atari

Genre: Strategy Game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

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