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Sunday 23 October 1983

It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Filipos Darlas and Matt Shultz. 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. All the Right Moves, directed by Michael Chapman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rote Erde. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Halls of the Things or Cuthbert Goes Walkabout.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Vietnam: A Television History

Starring: Will Lyman, Lyndon Johnson, Chi Minh Ho, Richard Nixon

Country: United States

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Give us a Break

Starring: Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Shirin Taylor, David Daker

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Friday Night

Written by: Dick Ebersol

Starring: Rita Considine, Henry Cho

Country: United States

Fun to Imagine

Starring: Richard Feynman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Consultant

Starring: Hywel Bennett, Donald Burton, Jane Hayward, Jonathon Morris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

All the Right Moves

Directed by: Michael Chapman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States

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The Right Stuff

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris

Country: United States

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The Dead Zone

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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Possession

Directed by: Andrzej Zulawski

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen

Country: United States

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Rumble Fish

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 October 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jessica Savitch: of Margate, New Jersey, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies in car accident drowning at age 36 (born 1947).
  • Tamara Shayne: Jolson Story, Actress, dies at 80 of a heart attack.
Facts:
  • 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • 400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile
  • Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut
  • Simultaneous suicide truck-bombings destroy both the French and the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 241 US servicemen, 58 French paratroopers and six Lebanese civilians.

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Sport Games on 23 October 1983

NFL
American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - New York Jets : 27 - 21
  • Chicago Bears - Philadelphia Eagles : 7 - 6
  • Cleveland Browns - Cincinnati Bengals : 21 - 28
  • Detroit Lions - Washington Redskins : 17 - 38
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Peter Ueberroth -- Oct. 17, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8873
  • Time: Shaping Up' Rising standards inEducation. Inset:, Walter Mondale by Diana Walker

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

Attorney Michael Atwood, divorced father of two, joins with divorcee Cat Holzman to help Gale Murray, a deeply troubled boy trapped by his parents, the law, and despair

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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 ?

Halls of the Things

Halls of the Things

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Crystal Computing

Oink!

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Ant Attack

Ant Attack

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Quicksilva

Cuthbert Goes Walkabout

Cuthbert Goes Walkabout

Platform: Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 CoCo, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Microdeal

Mined-Out

Mined-Out

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum; Dragon 32; BBC Micro; Acorn Electron


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