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Thursday 27 January 1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Deon Anderson and Carlo Colaiacovo. 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 Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Frontline. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Domino Man or Dragonriders of Pern.
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 30 days ?

Frontline

Written by: Ly Chheng

Starring: Will Lyman

Country: United States

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No Problem!

Starring: Chris Tummings, Malcolm Frederick, Judith Jacob, Janet Kay

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Cutting Edge Happy Hour

Starring: Peter Zaremba, Merrill Ward

Country: United States

Computer Chronicles

Starring: Stewart Cheifet, Denise Crisci, Jeff Bodean, Todd Rundgren

Country: United States

The Frugal Gourmet

Starring: Jeffrey L. Smith

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 27 January 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
  • Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
  • Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
  • Italy ? Giorno della Memoria (Memorial Day).
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Louis De Funes: Actor / writer (Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68.
Facts:
  • The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, breaks through.

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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 ?

Space

By: James A. Michener

Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier.

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Second Heaven

By: Judith Guest

Attorney Michael Atwood, divorced father of two, joins with divorcee Cat Holzman to help Gale Murray, a deeply troubled boy trapped by his parents, the law, and despair

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And More By Andy Rooney

By: Andrew A. Rooney

america everyman has his say

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

By: William Kotzwinkle

Young Reader's Edition. "The magical story that will live in your heart forever..." "He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home."

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Domino Man

Domino Man

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Bally Midway

Jack Attack

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform action

Publisher: Commodore

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Alien's Return

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Home Vision/VDI

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Dragonriders of Pern

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Epyx

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Mappy

Platform: Super Cassette Vision, iOS, MSX, PC-6001, PC-8801, Family Computer, Palm OS, X1, Game Gear, Wii (Virtual Console), Windows Phone

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: WW Namco; JP Epoch; JP Nintendo; NA Bally Midway

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