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Tuesday 30 August 1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kris Commons and Jun Matsumoto. 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 The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blaster or My Name Is Uncle Groucho, You Win A Fat Cigar.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1983 or at August 30 across the years.

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

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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The Hot Shoe Show

Starring: Bonnie Langford, Wayne Sleep

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Cannibal Ferox

Directed by: Umberto Lenzi

Starring: Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle, Danilo Mattei

Country: United States

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Fire and Ice

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor

Country: United States

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The Mirror

Directed by: Andrey Tarkovskiy

Starring: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovsky, Ignat Daniltsev

Country: United States

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 August 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • International Day of the Disappeared
  • Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922)
  • Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-launched (6 days)
  • Elizabeth R Zakarian (Devon Pierce), 17, NY, crowned 1st Miss Teen USA
  • Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American Astronaut in space
  • WKBC-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting in Philadelphia
  • STS-8: Space Shuttle Challenger launched into space.

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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 ?

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 ?

Alien's Return

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Home Vision/VDI

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Bear Bovver

Bear Bovver

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Artic Computing

Blaster

Platform: Arcade Game, IBM PC

Genre: 3D shooter

Publisher: Williams

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Bonka

Bonka

Platform: Commodore 64, Dragon 32

Genre: Platform

Publisher: J. Morrison (Micros) Ltd

My Name Is Uncle Groucho, You Win A Fat Cigar

My Name Is Uncle Groucho, You Win A Fat Cigar

Platform: ZX Spectrum


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