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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 Deniz Çakir and Simon Astier. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. Blue Thunder, directed by John Badham, 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 Fynbos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Institute or Magic Meanies.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

Blue Thunder

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern

Country: United States

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Warrior of the Lost World

Directed by: David Worth

Starring: Robert Ginty, Persis Khambatta, Donald Pleasence, Fred Williamson

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Silkwood

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States

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Gorky Park

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen

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Uncommon Valor

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack, Fred Ward

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Fynbos

Directed by: Harry Patramanis

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Die Super-Hitparade der Volksmusik

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Interference

Directed by: Nick Pilton

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Night Court

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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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Books

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 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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The Auerbach Will

By: Stephen Birmingham

In The Auerbach Will, the novel by America's most renowned chronicler of the rich, ambitious young Essie Litsky defies a rigid upbringing by immigrant Russian Jewish parents to achieve wealth and

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While Reagan Slept

By: Art Buchwald

A portrait of Ronald Reagan by the noted Washington columnist and humorist observes the fortieth president of the United States while he sleeps

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Institute

Platform: C64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Text adventure (original release), Graphic adventure

Publisher: Screenplay

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Arabian

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Atari Inc. (US)

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Star Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Business Games

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Business simulation, Educational

Publisher: Acornsoft

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Magic Meanies

Magic Meanies

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: CDS Micro Systems

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Creepshow

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Flashdance

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Risky Business

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The Secret of NIMH

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Twilight Zone: The Movie

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