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October 14th, 1983...

Today is Friday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Total Eclipse of the Heart"
by Bonnie Tyler

In the UK:
"Karma Chameleon"
by Culture Club
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Marines in Lebanon

(TIME Cover: October the 3rd, 1983)

 Famous people born on the 14th of October:

1257 - King Przemysl II of Poland (d. 1296)
1493 - Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)
1630 - Sophia of Hanover (d. 1714)
1633 - James II of England and VII of Scotland (d. 1701)
1643 - Bahadur Shah I, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1712)
1784 - King Ferdinand VII of Spain (d. 1833)
1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th President of the United States (d. 1969)
1927 - Roger Moore, English actor
1930 - Joseph Mobutu, President of Zaire (d. 1997)
1938 - Empress Farah Diba of Iran
1939 - Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer
1940 - Cliff Richard, British singer
1958 - Thomas Dolby, British musician

 The Nobel Peace Prize 1983

Lech Walesa

Trade union leader (Solidaritet)

Photo: nobelprize.org

 Average price of a dozen eggs in 1983 (USA)

Oscar of the best picture in 1983

Terms of Endearment
directed by James L. Brooks
with John Lithgow (Sam Burns), Jack Nicholson (Garrett Breedlove) and Shirley MacLaine (Aurora Greenway)

Designed in 1983

The Silver tea and coffee service
by Michael Graves

Rolling Stone Magazine cover

Chevy Chase / Rolling Stone Magazine Vol. 406, October 13, 1983



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