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Tuesday 25 October 1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nawell Madani and Gyptian . In that special week of October people in US were listening to Islands In The Stream by Kenny Rogers. 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 Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Who Dares Wins. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beamrider or I Want My Mommy.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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 Dead Zone

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt

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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Rumble Fish

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

Country: United States

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Never Cry Wolf

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

Iga-no Kabamaru

Starring: Yôko Asagami

Country: Japan

Price iz Nepricave

Starring: Milena Dravic, Zoran Radmilovic, Stole Arandjelovic, Milutin Butkovic

Good Rockin' Tonite

Starring: Stu Jeffries, Terry David Mulligan

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 October 1983 ?

  • Day of the Romanian Army
  • Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
  • Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
  • Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispian; Six Welsh martyrs and companions; forty martyrs of England and Wales
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Famous Deaths:
  • US invades Grenada, a country 1 / 2,000 its population (US Wins!)
  • United States troops invade Grenada at the behest of Eugenia Charles of Dominica, a member of the Organization of American States.
  • Microsoft Word is first released for personal computers.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Oct. 24, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8874
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Peter Ueberroth -- Oct. 17, 1983


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

Nothing Down

By: Robert G. Allen

With more than a million copies in print, Robert Allen's Nothing Down for the '90s has probably helped more people achieve success in real estate than any book in history.

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Hollywood Wives

By: Jackie Collins

They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art

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By: Judith Rossner

Originally published in 1983, this bestseller is a compelling portrait of a young woman's experience in psychotherapy.

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By: Danielle Steel

Top TV anchorwoman Melanie Adams had given up on love after a failed marriage and an unhappy affair. With her two teenage children and her television news career,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 8-bit, Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Naval warfare

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Ultimate Play the Game

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Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

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I Want My Mommy

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Zimag

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