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Saturday 27 August 1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chen Bolin and Joanna McGilchrist. 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 Growing Up by Russell Baker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Friday Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crossbow or Molar Maul.
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 ?

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 27 August 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
  • Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
  • RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Haiti adopts constitution
  • US performs nuclear test

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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 ?

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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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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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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Megatrends

By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Assault

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Onbase

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Crossbow

Platform: Arcade, iPhone, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari XE Game System, Commodore 64

Genre: Light-gun games

Publisher: Exidy, Atari, Mean Hamster Software

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Food Fight

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Knot in 3D

Knot in 3D

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: New Generation Software

Molar Maul

Molar Maul

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Imagine Software


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