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Wednesday 31 August 1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maria Flor and Roddy Darragon. 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 Seduction Of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Forbidden Forest or Galaga X6.
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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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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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Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones

Country: United States

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Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1983 ?

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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  • Edwin Moses of USA sets the 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz.

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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


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

The Seduction Of Peter S.

By: Lawrence Sanders

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author--a shocking thriller about one man's erotic obsession...and the deadly price of pleasure. "Totally engrossing."--

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Out On A Limb

By: Shirley MacLaine

Her most controversial book is one you will never forget. An outspoken thinker, a celebrated actress, a truly independent woman, Shirley MacLaine goes beyond her previous two bestsellers to take us on

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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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By: John Naisbitt

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade Game, IBM PC

Genre: 3D shooter

Publisher: Williams

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Platform: NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, Sharp MZ-700, FM-7, ZX Spectrum, Famicom/NES, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, N-Gage

Genre: Arcade/Maze/Strategy

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; JP SystemSoft; NA/EU Nintendo; NA/EU Ubisoft; EU Sinclair Research (Spectrum, UK); AUS Mattel

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Forbidden Forest

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action

Publisher: Cosmi Corporation

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Hover Bovver

Hover Bovver

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64, Windows

Genre: Action / Puzzle

Publisher: Llamasoft

Galaga X6

Galaga X6

Platform: Handheld electronic game

Genre: Fixed shooter

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