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Thursday 29 December 1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sabrina Javor and Alison Brie. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching PicturePages. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Magic Meanies or Earthly Delights.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul

Country: United States

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Sudden Impact

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer

Country: United States

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Terms of Endearment

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?


Starring: Bill Cosby

Country: United States

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The Rock 'n' Roll Years

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Alive from Off Center

Starring: Laurie Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Spalding Gray, Ann Magnuson

Country: United States

Grimm's Fairy Tales and Storybook Series

Starring: Hayley Mills

Country: United States

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Murun Buchstansangur

Starring: Timothy Forder

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 December 1983 ?

  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
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  • US announced withdrawal from UNESCO
  • The Reverend Jesse Jackson travels to Syria to secure the release of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman, who has been in Syrian captivity after being shot down over the country on a reconnaissance mission.
  • Brunei gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • Two bombs explode in France one on the Paris train kills 3 and injures 19. The other at Marseille station kills 2 and injures 34.
  • I. M. Pei wins the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Music Videos -- Dec. 26, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8883
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Hafez Assad -- Dec. 19, 1983


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

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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The Name Of The Rose

By: Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awardsThe year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate.

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On Wings Of Eagles

By: Ken Follett

The #1 International Bestseller now in trade paperback—with 16 pages of photos.Number-one bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring, true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1979,

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Attack of the Mutant Camels

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Llamasoft

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Magic Meanies

Magic Meanies

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: CDS Micro Systems

Earthly Delights

Platform: Apple II, PC Booter

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Datamost

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Platform: Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Apple II, IBM PC

Genre: Platform, puzzle

Publisher: Epyx

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The Island

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Crystal Computing

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