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Thursday 24 February 1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sophie Howard and Isabelle Ithurburu. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. The Beyond, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Mistral'S Daughter by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Machine Gunners. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomberman or Cuthbert Goes Walkabout.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Beyond

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale

Country: United States

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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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Local Hero

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay

Country: United States

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The President

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Richard Christensen, Christian Engelstoft, Hallander Helleman

Country: United States

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Written by: Ly Chheng

Starring: Will Lyman

Country: United States

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The Joy of Painting

Starring: Bob Ross

Country: United States

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Secrets and Mysteries

Starring: Edward Mulhare

Country: United States

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'Allo 'Allo

Written by: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd

Starring: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 February 1983 ?

  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
  • St. Matthias
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Famous Deaths:
  • A special commission of the Congress of the United States releases a report critical of the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1100 mark for first time.

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

Mistral'S Daughter

By: Judith Krantz

They were three generations of magnificent red-haired beauties born to scandal, bred to success, bound to a single extraordinary man--Julien Mistral, the painter, the genius, the lover whose passions had seared them all.

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

By: Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda's Workout Book

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery

By: Femmy DeLyser

DeLyser, Fonda's fitness coach before the birth of her son, Troy, in 1973, later joined Jane's Workout studios to teach breathing exercises for pregnant women and recovery classes.

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Floating Dragon

By: Peter Straub

The quiet suburban town of Hampstead is threatened by two horrors -one is natural, a man gone insane. The other makes the first look like child's play.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, Sharp MZ-700, FM-7, ZX Spectrum, Famicom/NES, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, N-Gage

Genre: Arcade/Maze/Strategy

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; JP SystemSoft; NA/EU Nintendo; NA/EU Ubisoft; EU Sinclair Research (Spectrum, UK); AUS Mattel

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King's Quest

Platform: IBM PCjr, Tandy 1000, Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Macintosh, MS-DOS, Master System

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: IBM, Sierra On-Line Parker Brothers (SMS)

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Micro Mouse Goes Debugging

Micro Mouse Goes Debugging

Platform: ZX Spectrum 16K, Commodore 64

Publisher: MC Lothlorien

Cuthbert Goes Walkabout

Cuthbert Goes Walkabout

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Microdeal

Pac & Pal

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Namco

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