Wednesday February 02, 1983

US date format: 2/2/1983, UK date format: 2/2/1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 2, 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 Carolina Klüft and Alex Westaway. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Africa by Toto. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. Videodrome, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery by Femmy DeLyser was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Hard Word. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ghost Manor or Knights of the Desert.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
  • St. Adelbald
  • Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
  • United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
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Events

  • Chicago Absp Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested
  • Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals.
  • Giovanni Vigliotto goes on trial for multiple counts of bigamy involving 105 women.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • : Suriname sergeant / putschist, commits...
  • : elder statesman of the blues, dies.
  • : American blues musician (Born 1897).

Movies

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Videodrome

Videodrome

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Country: United States of America

Without a Trace

Without a Trace

Directed by: Stanley R. Jaffe

Starring: Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes, Stockard Channing

Blue Thunder

Blue Thunder

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern

Country: United States of America

Frightmare

Frightmare

Directed by: Norman Thaddeus Vane

Starring: Ferdy Mayne, Luca Bercovici, Nita Talbot, Leon Askin

Lianna

Lianna

Directed by: John Sayles

Starring: Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries, Jo Henderson

TV Series

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The Hard Word

The Hard Word

Directed by: Scott Roberts

The Family Tree

The Family Tree

Directed by: Vivi Friedman

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Rub-a-Dub-Tub

Rub-a-Dub-Tub

Zycie Kamila Kuranta

Zycie Kamila Kuranta

Days to next February 02

If February 02, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 7 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery by Femmy DeLyser

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery

By:

DeLyser, Fonda's fitness coach before the birth of her son, Troy, in 1973, later joined Jane's Workout studios to teach breathing exercises for pregnant women and recovery classes.

Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

By:

Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton

Goodbye, Mickey Mouse

By:

Deighton's historical fiction Goodbye, Mickey Mouse vividly evokes wartime England. In the winter of 1943-44, a group of American fighter pilots flies escort missions over Germany--among them the deeply reserved Captain

Growing Up by Russell Baker

Growing Up

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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been

Space by James A. Michener

Space

By:

Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dishaster

Dishaster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Zimag

Ghost Manor

Ghost Manor

Platform: Atari 2600, Vic-20

Genre: Action

Publisher: Xonox

A.D. 2083

A.D. 2083

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midcoin

The Dreadnaught Factor

The Dreadnaught Factor

Platform: Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, Intellivision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Activision

Knights of the Desert

Knights of the Desert

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 02, 1983?

On February 02, 1983 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is February 02, 1983?

On February 02, 1983 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 02, 1983?

On February 02, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 02, 1983?

On February 02, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 02, 1983?

On February 02, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 02, 1983?

On February 02, 1983 several famous people were born including, Carolina Klüft, Will South, Alex Westaway.

Which famous people died on February 02, 1983?

Famous people died on February 02, 1983 include, Roy Horb, Sam Chatman, Sam Chatmon.

What was the number one song in February 02, 1983?

The number one song in the week of February 02, 1983 was Africa by Toto in US and Too Shy by Kajagoogoo in UK.

What were the top hits on February 02, 1983?

The top hits on February 02, 1983 were Africa by Toto, Down Under by Men At Work, Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye in US and Too Shy by Kajagoogoo, Down Under by Men At Work, Billie Jean by Michael Jackson in UK.


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