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October 18th, 1983...

Today is Tuesday !

 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: Peter Ueberroth

(TIME Cover: October the 17th, 1983)

 Famous people born on the 18th of October:

1127 - Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1192)
1405 - Pope Pius II (d. 1464)
1634 - Luca Giordano, Italian artist (d. 1705)
1679 - Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials (d. 1716)
1859 - Henri Bergson, French philosopher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (d. 1941)
1926 - Chuck Berry, American musician
1926 - Klaus Kinski, German actor (d. 1991)
1939 - Lee Harvey Oswald, purported American assassin of John F. Kennedy (d. 1963)
1956 - Martina Navrátilová, Czech-born tennis player
1974 - Peter Svensson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)

 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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