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Saturday 31 December 1983, NewYear’s Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sarah Croce and Jaqueline Carvalho. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Human Body by Jonathan Miller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Grimm's Fairy Tales and Storybook Series. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Corridors of Genon or Everest Ascent.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

Grimm's Fairy Tales and Storybook Series

Starring: Hayley Mills

Country: United States

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Hermanias

Starring: Helena Isabel, Herman José, Lídia Franco, Luís Horta

Country: Portugal

Tato, qué bien se T.V.

Starring: Tato Bores

Country: Argentina

Ravioli

Starring: Gerrit Schmidt-Foß, Holger Handtke, Daniela Ziemann, Barbara Schöne

Murun Buchstansangur

Starring: Timothy Forder

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Silkwood

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher

Country: United States

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Christine

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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Scarface

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1983 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Frank Link: Actor (Burns & Schreiber Comedy Show), dies at 46.
Facts:
  • Brunei gains complete independence from Britain
  • Jose Happart installed as Mayor of Voeren Belgium
  • The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government.
  • In Nigeria a coup d'etat led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari ends the Nigerian Second Republic.

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Sport Games on 31 December 1983

NFL
American Football
  • Detroit Lions - San Francisco 49ers : 23 - 24
  • Seattle Seahawks - Miami Dolphins : 27 - 20
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Magazine Covers

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

Books

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

The Human Body

By: Jonathan Miller

Three-dimensional and movable illustrations enable the reader to experience the mechanisms by which one thinks, sees, hears, moves and stays alive.

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The Neverending Story

By: Michael Ende

Bastian embarks on a wild adventure when he enters the magical world of Fantastica, a doomed land filled with dragons, giants, and monsters, and risks his life to save Fantastica by

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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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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Corridors of Genon

Corridors of Genon

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade , Maze game

Publisher: New Generation Software

Hard Hat Mack

Platform: Apple II (original) Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit Commodore 64, Coleco Adam, MS-DOS

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man

Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Intellivision

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Crystals of Zong

Crystals of Zong

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Everest Ascent

Everest Ascent

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure, Strategy

Publisher: Richard Shepherd Software Ltd.


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