Thursday September 01, 1983

US date format: 9/1/1983, UK date format: 1/9/1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Camille Mana and Riccardo Ricco. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics. In UK Red Red Wine by UB40 was in the top 5 hits. The Big Chill, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Working Out by Charles Hix was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kawasaki Synthesizer or Libble Rabble.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Start of the season when oysters are fit to eat (when month names contain an "R")
  • Uzbekistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the new liturgical year begins on September 1. Also see September 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
  • Church of England - Saint Giles
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Events

  • Korean Boeing 747 strays into Siberia and is shot down by a Soviet jet
  • WGH-AM in Newport News VA changes call letters to WNSY
  • Cold War: Korean Air Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace. All 269 on board die, including Congressman Lawrence McDonald.

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Movies

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The Big Chill

The Big Chill

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt

Country: United States of America

Streamers

Streamers

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Matthew Modine, Michael Wright, Mitchell Lichtenstein, David Alan Grier

Women's Prison Massacre

Women's Prison Massacre

Directed by: Bruno Mattei

Starring: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Ursula Flores, Maria Romano

Deathstalker

Deathstalker

Directed by: James Sbardellati

Starring: Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Richard Brooker, Lana Clarkson

Getting It On

Getting It On

Directed by: William Olsen

Starring: Martin Yost, Heather Kennedy, Jeff Edmond, Kathy Brickmeier

TV Series

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Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Moschops

Moschops

Directed by: Jim Trainor

The Puppy's Further Adventures

The Puppy's Further Adventures

You Can Be a Star

You Can Be a Star

Monchhichis

Monchhichis

Days to next September 01

If September 01, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Working Out by Charles Hix

Working Out

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Men do you want rock hard abs in a short amount of time? This is a great book for just that.

Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian

The Summer Of Katya

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In the golden summer of 1914, Jean-Marc Montjean, recently graduated from medical school, comes to the small French village of Salies to assist the village physician.

The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

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Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

Poland by James A. Michener

Poland

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In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Kawasaki Synthesizer

Kawasaki Synthesizer

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Music game, Non-game

Publisher: Sight & Sound Music Software, Inc.[2]

Cliff Hanger

Cliff Hanger

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Retro, Laserdisc video game, Interactive movie

Publisher: Stern

Crackpots

Crackpots

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: Activision, Inc.

Libble Rabble

Libble Rabble

Platform: Arcade, FM Towns Marty, X68000, Super Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Atic Atac

Atic Atac

Platform: ZX Spectrum BBC Micro

Genre: Arcade adventure Maze

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game


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