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Wednesday 27 April 1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ari Graynor and Greg Miller. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. The Hunger, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Ellis Island by Fred Mustard Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Home. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cube Quest or The Birds and the Bees II: Antics.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Hunger

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon

Country: United States

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Valley Girl

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily

Country: United States

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Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala

Country: United States

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Lone Wolf McQuade

Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera

Country: United States

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The Meaning of Life

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Dear Ladies

Starring: George Logan, Patrick Fyffe

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 April 1983 ?

  • Saint Liberalis
  • Saint Mariana
  • Saint Floribert
  • Rochester, NY: Al Franken Day.
  • Catalonia: Montserrat's Day (see Montserrat).
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  • Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout King (3,509), passing Walter Johnson

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Claude Pepper -- Apr. 25, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8847
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arms Control -- Apr. 18, 1983


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

Ellis Island

By: Fred Mustard Stewart

This epic novel follows the saga of five young immigrants from disparate backgrounds as they pass through the gateway to a strange new world at the dawn of a new century.

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Blue Highways

By: William Least Heat Moon

Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put

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The Delta Star

By: Joseph Wambaugh

A prostitute, Missy Moonbeam, falls from the roof of the Wonderland Hotel, and in her diary is the phone number of Caltech, one of America's finest scientific institutions.

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By: Joan Didion

"Terror is the given of the place." The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Congo Bongo

Platform: Arcade Ports: ColecoVision, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, IntelliVision, Atari 2600, TI-99/4A, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, SG-1000

Genre: Isometric platformer

Publisher: Sega

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Cube Quest

Cube Quest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Simutrek Inc.

Marvin's Maze

Marvin's Maze

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: SNK

The Birds and the Bees II: Antics

The Birds and the Bees II: Antics

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Bug-Byte

Alley Cat

Platform: Atari 8-bit, MS-DOS

Genre: Action, multi-game

Publisher: Synapse Software (Atari 8-bit) IBM (DOS)

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