Friday August 05, 1983

US date format: 8/5/1983, UK date format: 5/8/1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 5, 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 Kara Tointon and Dawn Richard (singer). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, directed by Kundan Shah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3D Crazy Coaster or Dino Eggs.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
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Movies

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Directed by: Kundan Shah

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Cujo

Cujo

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Starring: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro, Christopher Stone

Country: United States of America

Confidentially Yours

Confidentially Yours

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Fanny Ardant, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Philippe Laudenbach

Risky Business

Risky Business

Directed by: Paul Brickman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur

Country: United States of America

The Star Chamber

The Star Chamber

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto, Sharon Gless

TV Series

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Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Moschops

Moschops

Directed by: Jim Trainor

Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

No Excuses

No Excuses

Directed by: Miguel Gaudencio

But dou san hung

But dou san hung

Days to next August 05

If August 05, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 1 month, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 12 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

In Search Of Excellence

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The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.Based

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

White Gold Wielder by Stephen R. Donaldson

White Gold Wielder

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Thomas Covenant knew that despite his failure on the Isle of The One Tree, he had to return to the Land and fight.

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 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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

3D Crazy Coaster

3D Crazy Coaster

Platform: Vectrex

Genre: Vehicle simulation

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Android 2

Android 2

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Vortex Software

Buzz Bombers

Buzz Bombers

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

Dino Eggs

Dino Eggs

Platform: Apple II (original), Commodore 64, IBM PC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Fun

Frankenstein's Monster

Frankenstein's Monster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Data Age


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