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Saturday 26 November 1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Baadur Jobava and Matt Garza. In that special week of November people in US were listening to All Night Long (All Night) by Lionel Richie. In UK Uptown Girl by Billy Joel was in the top 5 hits. Scarface, directed by Brian De Palma, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Auerbach Will by Stephen Birmingham was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Video Music Box. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Astron Belt or Jr. Pac-Man.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer

Country: United States

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Terms of Endearment

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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A Christmas Story

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin

Country: United States

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Sleepaway Camp

Directed by: Robert Hiltzik

Starring: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields

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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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Video Music Box

Starring: Digital Underground, Tupac Shakur

Country: United States

SCTV Channel

Starring: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short

Country: Canada

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Written by: Franc Roddam

Starring: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 November 1983 ?

  • Mongolia: Independence Day
  • Russia: St. Yuri's Day (1497 - 1649)
  • Also see November 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. saints - Pope Siricius; celebration of the excellence of Saint Genevieve in Paris.
  • Bah�'f Faith: Day of the Covenant
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  • Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
  • Brink's-MAT robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly ?26 million are stolen from the Brink's-MAT vault at Heathrow Airport.

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

The Auerbach Will

By: Stephen Birmingham

In The Auerbach Will, the novel by America's most renowned chronicler of the rich, ambitious young Essie Litsky defies a rigid upbringing by immigrant Russian Jewish parents to achieve wealth and

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While Reagan Slept

By: Art Buchwald

A portrait of Ronald Reagan by the noted Washington columnist and humorist observes the fortieth president of the United States while he sleeps

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By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

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Knights of the Desert

Knights of the Desert

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Lords of Time

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Enterprise, Lynx, Memotech MTX, MSX, Nascom, Oric-1, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum.

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Level 9 Computing

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Astron Belt

Astron Belt

Platform: Arcade, MSX

Genre: Interactive action movie Third-person rail shooter Space combat simulator

Publisher: Sega (Japan) Bally Midway (North America)

Jr. Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Maze

Publisher: NA Bally Midway; NA Atari; NA/EU Namco

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