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Friday 26 August 1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Felix Porteiro and Mattia Cassani. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Cannibal Ferox, directed by Umberto Lenzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while How To Live To Be 100 - Or More by George Burns was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Friday Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bokosuka Wars or Libble Rabble.
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 ?

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

Konsul Möllers Erben

Starring: Gerd Baltus, Edgar Bessen, Ulrike Bliefert, Katharina Brauren

The Consultant

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Reading Rainbow

Starring: LeVar Burton

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Fire and Ice

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor

Country: United States

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Cujo

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Starring: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro

Country: United States

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Risky Business

Directed by: Paul Brickman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano

Country: United States

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Vacation

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca

Country: United States

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Krull

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Mike Kellin: Actor (Honestly Celeste), dies at 61 of cancer.
Facts:
  • Heavy rain triggers flooding at Bilbao (Spain) and surrounding areas, killing 45 people and causing millions in damages.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jesse Jackson -- Aug. 22, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8864
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: What Do Babies Know? -- Aug. 15, 1983

Books

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

How To Live To Be 100 - Or More

By: George Burns

An aging gracefully guide for those in their golden years imparted with much humor by the great comedian George Burns. Even though he wrote this book in 1983 when he was

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Out On A Limb

By: Shirley MacLaine

Her most controversial book is one you will never forget. An outspoken thinker, a celebrated actress, a truly independent woman, Shirley MacLaine goes beyond her previous two bestsellers to take us on

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The One Minute Manager

By: Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal

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August

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Attack of the Mutant Camels

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Llamasoft

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My Name Is Uncle Groucho, You Win A Fat Cigar

My Name Is Uncle Groucho, You Win A Fat Cigar

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Ah Diddums

Ah Diddums

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagine Software

Bokosuka Wars

Bokosuka Wars

Platform: Sharp X1, MSX, FM-7, NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Family Computer, i-Mode, Virtual Console

Genre: Real-Time Strategy RPG Action RPG

Publisher: ASCII Entertainment

Libble Rabble

Platform: Arcade, FM Towns Marty, X68000, Super Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

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