Tuesday January 04, 1983

US date format: 1/4/1983, UK date format: 4/1/1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 4, 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 Kerry Condon and Richard Rankin. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Notturno, directed by Giorgio Bontempi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Life Sentences by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing In Search of the Most Amazing Thing or Dragonriders of Pern.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton

Events

  • US Football League holds its first player draft.

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Movies

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Notturno

Notturno

Directed by: Giorgio Bontempi

Starring: Tony Musante, Claudio Cassinelli, Omero Antonutti, Fiorenza Marchegiani

Sweet 16

Sweet 16

Directed by: Jim Sotos

Starring: Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg, Patrick Macnee, Don Stroud

Ayaash

Ayaash

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Sanjeev Kumar, Rati Agnihotri, Arun Govil, Madan Puri

Enigma

Enigma

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Starring: Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey, Derek Jacobi

Love Child

Love Child

Directed by: Larry Peerce

Starring: Amy Madigan, Beau Bridges, Mackenzie Phillips, Albert Salmi

TV Series

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Wild America

Wild America

Directed by: William Dear

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States of America

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

The Joy of Painting

The Joy of Painting

Starring: Bob Ross

Country: United States of America

To minore tis avgis

To minore tis avgis

Written by:

Directed by: Fotis Mesthenaios

Starring: Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Dimitris Katalifos, Giannis Zavradinos, Dina Konsta

Fraggle Rock

Fraggle Rock

Days to next January 04

If January 04, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 8 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 10 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Life Sentences by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Life Sentences

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Life sentences: A novel

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

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1982 First Edition, Scholastic Book Services. Paperback. ISBN: 0590374085.

The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum

The Parsifal Mosaic

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Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

Life, The Universe And Everything by Douglas Adams

Life, The Universe And Everything

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"HYSTERICAL!"--The Philadelphia InquirerThe unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it.

Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton

Goodbye, Mickey Mouse

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chase the Chuck Wagon

Chase the Chuck Wagon

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Spectravision

In Search of the Most Amazing Thing

In Search of the Most Amazing Thing

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

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Spinnaker Software

Major Havoc

Major Havoc

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

Killer Kong

Killer Kong

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Blaby Computer Games

Dragonriders of Pern

Dragonriders of Pern

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Epyx


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