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Wednesday 23 March 1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include François Gabart and Mo Farah. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. In UK Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler was in the top 5 hits. Bad Boys, directed by Rick Rosenthal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dear Ladies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Dreadnaught Factor or M.A.C.H. 3.
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 ?

Dear Ladies

Starring: George Logan, Patrick Fyffe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Natural World

Starring: Barry Paine, David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Machine Gunners

Starring: Shaun Taylor, Debbie Breen, Tony Saint, Alastair Craig

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Frontline

Written by: Ly Chheng

Starring: Will Lyman

Country: United States

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No Problem!

Starring: Chris Tummings, Malcolm Frederick, Judith Jacob, Janet Kay

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Bad Boys

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody

Country: United States

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The Outsiders

Directed by: Francis Coppola

Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio

Country: United States

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The Beyond

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale

Country: United States

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Glomdalsbruden

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Einar Sissener, Tove Tellback, Stub Wiberg

Country: United States

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The King of Comedy

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 March 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
  • Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
  • Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
  • Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
  • Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (died 1606)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Barney Clark: 1st artifical heart recipient, dies after 112 days at 62.
Facts:
  • US President Ronald Reagan introduces Star Wars-plan (SDI)
  • U.S. President Ronald Reagan makes his initial Strategic Defense Initiative proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles. The media dub this plan "Star Wars."
  • Dr Barney Clark, first artificial heart recipient, dies after 112 days at age 62.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lee Iacocca -- Mar. 21, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8842
  • Time: Inset: Queen Elizabeth II by Dennis Brack

Books

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

Space

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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Second Heaven

By: Judith Guest

Second Heaven

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And More By Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

america everyman has his say

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

By: William Kotzwinkle

Young Reader's Edition. "The magical story that will live in your heart forever..." "He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home."

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crystal Castles

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Atari, Inc

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The Institute

Platform: C64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Text adventure (original release), Graphic adventure

Publisher: Screenplay

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The Dreadnaught Factor

Platform: Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, Intellivision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Activision

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GATO

Platform: DOS, Apple IIe, Atari XE

Genre: Submarine simulator

Publisher: Spectrum Holobyte

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M.A.C.H. 3

M.A.C.H. 3

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Mylstar/Taito


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