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CED Digest Vol. 8 No. 40  •  10/4/2003


20 Years Ago In CED History:

October 5, 1983:
* Lech Walesa, the founder of Poland's outlawed trade union Solidarity, is
named the winner of the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize.

October 6, 1983:
* Brazil announces an agreement with 66 major world banks for a five-year grace
period for repayment of $12 billion in loans.
* The government of India assumes emergency rule over the state of Punjab in an
effort to stem separatist violence.
* A U.S.federal judge in San Francisco announces that IBM and Hitachi have
reached agreement on settling a civil suit involving the theft of industrial
secrets from IBM. Hitachi, which assured IBM it had not used any of the
information it had illegally obtained, promises to return the stolen industrial

October 7, 1983:
* An earthquake in the Adirondacks shakes the Northeastern United States and
nearby areas of Canada, but there are no known casualties.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: All the Right Moves.

October 8, 1983:
* In his weekly radio address to the nation, President Reagan defends the
deployment of U.S. Marines in Lebanon and voices support for the congressional
resolution to deploy them for up to 18 months.

October 9, 1983:
* Five South Korean cabinet ministers, two advisers to President Chun Doo Hwan,
ten other South Koreans, and three Burmese journalists are killed in a bomb
explosion at a wreath-laying ceremony in Rangoon, Burma. President Chun,
delayed in traffic, was the apparent target of the blast, for which North Korea
was blamed.
* James Watt resigns as secretary of the interior in the wake of a racial
comment he had made.

October 10, 1983:
* Yitzhak Shamir becomes prime minister of Israel.
* British actor Sir Ralph Richardson dies at the age of 80. He appears in the
CED titles Exodus, Doctor Zhivago, Battle of Britain, Alice's Adventures in
Wonderland (Caterpillar voice), A Doll's House, Rollerball, Jesus of Nazareth,
Watership Down (Chief Rabbit voice), Dragonslayer, Time Bandits, Greystoke: The
Legend of Tarzan, and Give My Regards to Broad Street.

October 11, 1983:
* One day after being sworn in, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and his
cabinet announce an emergency economic austerity plan that includes a 23
percent devaluation of the shekel and an average 50 percent cut in government
subsides for basic goods and services.

Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 22:11:02 -0800
Subject: RE: Letter from Robert Huck
From: Tom Howe <>

>Just saw the email from Robert Huck to the Digest.  Wouldn't it be great
>if he would share some stories with us?  Please?

Bob Huck has been sharing some stories with us, but he has been posting them on
individual "Memories of VideoDisc" pages rather than posting them to
the digest. Here's an example:

He has also provided captions for many pages, often identifying the individuals
shown in the pictures. For example, compare these two pictures of Jackie
Clayton, the first from the 1970's and the second I believe from 1986. I would
never have guessed they were both of the same person:

Bob and his team only had two weeks from concept to finished product on the
Memories disc. It's amazing how well done the disc is, given the limited time
they had to work on it.



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