Wednesday May 04, 1983

US date format: 5/4/1983, UK date format: 4/5/1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Lydia Warren and Julien Malzieu. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Breathless, directed by Jim McBride, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Time of Your Life. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A.D. 2083 or Championship Lode Runner.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
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Breathless

Breathless

Directed by: Jim McBride

Starring: Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky, Art Metrano, John P. Ryan

Country: United States of America

Mausoleum

Mausoleum

Directed by: Michael Dugan

Starring: Marjoe Gortner, Bobbie Bresee, Norman Burton, Maurice Sherbanee

Doctor Detroit

Doctor Detroit

Directed by: Michael Pressman

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Donna Dixon, Lydia Lei

All in Good Taste

All in Good Taste

Directed by: Anthony Kramreither

Starring: Jonathan Welsh, Harvey Atkin, Jack Creley, James B. Douglas

The Ballad of Narayama

The Ballad of Narayama

Directed by: Shôhei Imamura

Starring: Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari, Aki Takejô

TV Series

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The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Dream House

Dream House

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Miyuki

Miyuki

Directed by: LLC RSquaredFilms

Gun Shy

Gun Shy

Directed by: Simon West

Just Another Day

Just Another Day

Directed by: Peter Spirer

Days to next May 04

If May 04, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 4 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Blue Highways

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Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple

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Now a Broadway musical Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the National Book Award Published to unprecedented acclaim, The Color Purple established Alice Walker as a major

Salvador by Joan Didion

Salvador

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"Terror is the given of the place." The place is El Salvador in 1982, at the ghastly height of its civil war.

The F-Plan Diet by Audrey Eyton

The F-Plan Diet

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246 pages Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.; 1st edition (December 12, 1988) Language: English: Here is the most important diet breakthrough in decades- the diet Family Circle says "remarkably effective, and healthy

Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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]

Juno First

Juno First

Platform: Arcade MSX Commodore 64 Atari 800 Atari 2600

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP Konami; NA Gottlieb

Megapede

Megapede

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Softek

A.D. 2083

A.D. 2083

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midcoin

Championship Lode Runner

Championship Lode Runner

Platform: NES,[2] Apple II,[1] Commodore 64, IBM PC compatible, SG-1000

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Hudson Soft (Famicom) [2] Brøderbund


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