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Wednesday 26 January 1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Su Hwan Lee and Patricia Leclercq. 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 Growing Up by Russell Baker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Frontline. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaga X6 or Marslander.
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 26 January 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
  • Saint Alberic
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Facts:
  • Dutch / British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California
  • Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from California.
  • Lotus 1-2-3 is released for IBM-PC-compatible computers.

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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 ?

Growing Up

By: Russell Baker

This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been

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In Search Of Excellence

By: Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.Based

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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 Sentences

By: Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Life sentences: A novel

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Apple II, Commodore 64, Amiga, MS-DOS, Macintosh, NES, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, PC-88

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Electronic Arts Ariolasoft (Europe)

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Galaga X6

Galaga X6

Platform: Handheld electronic game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Jumping Jack

Jumping Jack

Platform: ZX Spectrum ("Jumping Jack"), Atari 800/XL ("Leggit!"), Dragon 32 ("Leggit!")

Publisher: Imagine Software Ltd

Marslander

Marslander

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Acornsoft

M.U.L.E.

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MSX2, NES, PC-8801 MKII, Sharp X1, (ZX Spectrum collection)

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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