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Friday 23 December 1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carlos Jimenez and Irene Fornaciari. 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 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 Video Music Box. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Asterix or Major Havoc.
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 ?

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 23 December 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Carlos Jimenez: Spanish ice hockey player.
  • Irene Fornaciari: Italian singer-songwriter who participated in the Sanremo Festival in 2009 in the category "New Proposals" but became famous in the 2010 Festival participating, along with Nomadi, in the category "Artists" with the song "Il mondo piange.
  • Ravi Dubey: TV Actor.
  • Hanley Ramirez: Dominican baseball player.
  • Michael Chopra: English footballer.
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Facts:
  • Journal Science publishes first report on nuclear winter.

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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 ?

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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Changes

By: Danielle Steel

Top TV anchorwoman Melanie Adams had given up on love after a failed marriage and an unhappy affair. With her two teenage children and her television news career,

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One Brief Shining Moment

By: William Manchester

One Brief Shining Moment: Remembering Kennedy

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The Human Body

By: Jonathan Miller

Three-dimensional and movable illustrations enable the reader to experience the mechanisms by which one thinks, sees, hears, moves and stays alive.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Asterix

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

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Flip & Flop

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: First Star Software State Soft

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Lunar Jetman

Lunar Jetman

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Major Havoc

Major Havoc

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

Star Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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