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Saturday 24 December 1983, Christmas Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ansver Oksman and Paul Sykes. 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 The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Video Music Box. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Football Strategy Football Strategy or Star Wars.
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 24 December 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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Sport Games on 24 December 1983

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  • Denver Broncos - Seattle Seahawks : 7 - 31
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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 ?

The Wicked Day

By: Mary Stewart

Born of an incestuous relationship between King Arthur and his half sister, the evil sorceress Morgause, the bastard Mordred is reared in secrecy.

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The Kingdom By The Sea

By: Paul Theroux

After eleven years as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the

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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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Blue Highways

By: William Least Heat Moon

Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Computer Football Strategy Football Strategy

Computer Football Strategy Football Strategy

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

Genre: Traditional sports (Arcade football)

Dino Eggs

Dino Eggs

Platform: Apple II (original), Commodore 64, IBM PC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Fun

Frogrun!

Frogrun!

Platform: VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Anirog Software

Star Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Ah Diddums

Ah Diddums

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagine Software


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