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Thursday 27 October 1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kivanc Tatlitug and Jamie Yeates. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Islands In The Stream by Kenny Rogers. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. All the Right Moves, directed by Michael Chapman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Winter'S Tale by Mark Helprin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Who Dares Wins. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beamrider or Dishaster.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

All the Right Moves

Directed by: Michael Chapman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson

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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The Dead Zone

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt

Country: United States

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Rumble Fish

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

Country: United States

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Never Cry Wolf

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

Iga-no Kabamaru

Starring: Yôko Asagami

Country: Japan

Price iz Nepricave

Starring: Milena Dravic, Zoran Radmilovic, Stole Arandjelovic, Milutin Butkovic

Good Rockin' Tonite

Starring: Stu Jeffries, Terry David Mulligan

Country: Canada

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 October 1983 ?

  • St. Namatius
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
  • Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • St. Desiderius
  • R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Oct. 24, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8874
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Peter Ueberroth -- Oct. 17, 1983


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

Winter'S Tale

By: Mark Helprin

Now a major motion picture New York Times bestseller "Utterly extraordinary . . . A piercing sense of the beautiful arising from narrative and emotional fantasy is everywhere

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Everything And More

By: Jacqueline Briskin


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By: Nora Ephron

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Intellivision, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Activision

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Expedition Amazon

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Penguin Software

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Business Games

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Business simulation, Educational

Publisher: Acornsoft

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Zimag

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Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Action adventure game

Publisher: dk'tronics

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