Saturday January 01, 1983, NewYear’s Day

US date format: 1/1/1983, UK date format: 1/1/1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 1, 1983). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Corinne Coman and Melaine Walker. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. Midnight, directed by John A. Russo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Berlin Game by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Treasure Hunt. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Lunar Jetman or Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • World Communications Year begins
  • The ARPANET officially changes to using the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet.
  • PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour.

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Movies

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Midnight

Midnight

Directed by: John A. Russo

Starring: Melanie Verlin, Lawrence Tierney, John Hall, Charles Jackson

Kiss Me Goodbye

Kiss Me Goodbye

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Sally Field, James Caan, Jeff Bridges, Paul Dooley

Bingo Bongo

Bingo Bongo

Directed by: Pasquale Festa Campanile

Starring: Adriano Celentano, Carole Bouquet, Felice Andreasi, Enzo Robutti

The Eleventh Hour

The Eleventh Hour

Directed by: John Lyde

Fanny and Alexander

Fanny and Alexander

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Wild America

Wild America

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States of America

The Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War

No Problem!

No Problem!

Starring: Chris Tummings, Malcolm Frederick, Judith Jacob, Janet Kay

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Irish R.M.

The Irish R.M.

Days to next January 01

If January 01, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 8 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Berlin Game by Len Deighton

Berlin Game

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Long-awaited reissue of the first part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.East

In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

In Search Of Excellence

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The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.Based

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Pet Sematary

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Discover the classic #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King!When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic and rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to …

Tough Times Never Last by Robert H. Schuller

Tough Times Never Last

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Name your problem, and you name your possibility! That's the message in Dr. Robert H. Schuller's new bestseller, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! Dr.

The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco

The Name Of The Rose

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Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awards The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mined-Out

Mined-Out

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum; Dragon 32; BBC Micro; Acorn Electron

Lunar Jetman

Lunar Jetman

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Frostbite

Frostbite

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Excalibur

Excalibur

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Strategy video game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin

Platform: Intellivision Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics


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