Friday July 01, 1983

US date format: 7/1/1983, UK date format: 1/7/1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Leeteuk and Marit Larsen. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara. In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Shao Lin yu Wu Dang, directed by Chia-Hui Liu, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Megatrends by John Naisbitt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Moschops. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cuthbert Goes Digging or Capture The Flag.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
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Events

  • A North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea crashes into the Fouta Djallon mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
  • Cinematronics releases Dragon's Lair to arcade centers in the USA. It is the first laser-disc-based coin-operated arcade game. Cost per play is 50-cents. Advanced Microcomputer Systems designed the game, with animation provided by Don Bluth Animations.

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Movies

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Shao Lin yu Wu Dang

Shao Lin yu Wu Dang

Directed by: Chia-Hui Liu

Starring: Chia-Hui Liu, Adam Cheng, Li Ching, Idy Chan

Stroker Ace

Stroker Ace

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Jim Nabors, Parker Stevenson

Yellowbeard

Yellowbeard

Directed by: Mel Damski

Starring: Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

The Survivors

The Survivors

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Walter Matthau, Robin Williams, Jerry Reed, James Wainwright

Superman III

Superman III

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Moschops

Moschops

Directed by: Jim Trainor

Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

No Excuses

No Excuses

Directed by: Miguel Gaudencio

The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Dream House

Dream House

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Days to next July 01

If July 01, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 2 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Creating Wealth by Robert G. Allen

Creating Wealth

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Popular speaker, multimillionaire, and author of the all-time bestselling real-estate book Nothing Down, Robert G. Allen knows how to bring you financial success.

Return Of The Jedi by Joan D. Vinge

Return Of The Jedi

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In a sequel to "The Star Wars Storybook" and "The Empire Strikes Back Storybook", Luke Skywalker and his friends in the Rebel Alliance formulate a daring plan to battle with the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the …

Ancient Evenings by Norman Mailer

Ancient Evenings

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Norman Mailer’s dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel of ancient Egypt breathes life into the figures of a lost era: the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature,

The Love You Make by Peter Brown and Steven Gaines

The Love You Make

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Here is the national bestseller that Newsday called “the most authoritative and candid look yet at the personal lives…of the oft-scrutinized group.”

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Heartburn

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Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cuthbert Goes Digging

Cuthbert Goes Digging

Platform: Dragon 32

Megapede

Megapede

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Softek

Enchanter

Enchanter

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Apricot PC Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, CP/M, DEC Rainbow, Kaypro II, Apple Macintosh, NEC APC, Osborne 1, MS-DOS, PDP-9, PDP-10, PDP-11, TI-99/4A, T

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Infocom

Felix and the Fruit Monsters

Felix and the Fruit Monsters

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Micro Power

Capture The Flag

Capture The Flag

Platform: Atari 8-bit VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sirius Software

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on July 01, 1983?

On July 01, 1983 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is July 01, 1983?

On July 01, 1983 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 01, 1983?

On July 01, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on July 01, 1983?

On July 01, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on July 01, 1983?

On July 01, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on July 01, 1983?

On July 01, 1983 several famous people were born including, Leeteuk , Marit Larsen, Halil Akkaş.

Which famous people died on July 01, 1983?

Famous people died on July 01, 1983 include, R Buckminster Fuller.

What was the number one song in July 01, 1983?

The number one song in the week of July 01, 1983 was Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara in US and Baby Jane by Rod Stewart in UK.

What were the top hits on July 01, 1983?

The top hits on July 01, 1983 were Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara, Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant, Every Breath You Take by The Police in US and Baby Jane by Rod Stewart, Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) by Paul Young, IOU by Freeez in UK.


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