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Monday 24 January 1983

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Riya Sen and Craig Horner. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. The Year of Living Dangerously, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Frontline. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Cider Spider or Magic Meanies.
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 ?

Frontline

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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Movies

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

The Year of Living Dangerously

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt

Country: United States

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Xtro

Directed by: Harry Bromley Davenport

Starring: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin

Country: United States

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The Dark Crystal

Directed by: Jim Henson

Starring: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz

Country: United States

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The Toy

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty

Country: United States

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Airplane II: The Sequel

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 January 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
  • Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
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Facts:
  • George Cukor, American film director, dies of stroke and heart attack at age 83 (born 1899).
  • Hulk Hogan pins the Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title.
  • Lotus 1-2-3 is released for IBM-PC compatible computers.
  • Red rain falls in the UK, caused by sand from the Sahara Desert in the droplets.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Death Penalty -- Jan. 24, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8833
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James Levine -- Jan. 17, 1983

Books

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

Deadeye Dick

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors—a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an

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Crossings

By: Danielle Steel

Despite rumors of impending war, the majestic ship Normandie makes its transatlantic voyage from Washington D.C., to France.

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Life, The Universe And Everything

By: Douglas Adams

"HYSTERICAL!"--The Philadelphia InquirerThe unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it.

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

By: Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda's Workout Book

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Apple Cider Spider

Apple Cider Spider

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Artillery Duel

Platform: Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Strategy game

Publisher: Xonox

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Chivalry

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Optimum Resource

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Enduro

Platform: Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade style racing

Publisher: Activision

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Magic Meanies

Magic Meanies

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: CDS Micro Systems


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