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Monday 29 August 1983

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Landon and Antti Niemi. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics. 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. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien's Return or Hunchback.
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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 months ?

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 29 August 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jennifer Landon: American actor and noted family member, she is the daughter of Michael Landon who died when she was seven.
  • Antti Niemi: Finnish ice hockey player.
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Backdrop by Sarah Oliphant
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8865
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jesse Jackson -- Aug. 22, 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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Poland

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided.

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Hollywood Wives

By: Jackie Collins

They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Alien's Return

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Home Vision/VDI

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Beyond the Tesseract

Beyond the Tesseract

Platform: TRS-80, MS-DOS, Atari ST

Genre: Surreal

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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Harrier Attack

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Oric 1, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Durell Software

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Hunchback

Platform: Arcade, Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit family, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, Dragon 32, Oric, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Century Electronics Ocean Software

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