Tuesday February 08, 1983

US date format: 2/8/1983, UK date format: 8/2/1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 8, 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 Louise Glover and Diana Falzone Falzone. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. Local Hero, directed by Bill Forsyth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Life, The Universe And Everything by Douglas Adams was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Hard Word. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Marvin's Maze or Flappy.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
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Events

  • Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of four goals in one period.
  • 35th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beats Wales 9-3 at New York Islanders.
  • Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino.
  • Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (East to West): 46 days.
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Movies

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Local Hero

Local Hero

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Country: United States of America

Pauline at the Beach

Pauline at the Beach

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Amanda Langlet, Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory, Féodor Atkine

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

Directed by: Wilford Leach

Starring: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose

Table for Five

Table for Five

Directed by: Robert Lieberman

Starring: Jon Voight, Richard Crenna, Marie-Christine Barrault, Millie Perkins

Lovesick

Lovesick

Directed by: Marshall Brickman

Starring: Dudley Moore, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Guinness, Christine Baranski

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

Bare Essence

Bare Essence

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Days to next February 08

If February 08, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 7 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

Space by James A. Michener

Space

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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.

Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut

Deadeye Dick

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Deadeye Dick is Kurt Vonnegut’s funny, chillingly satirical look at the death of innocence. Amid a true Vonnegutian host of horrors—a double murder, a fatal dose of radioactivity, a decapitation, an

Foundation'S Edge by Isaac Asimov

Foundation'S Edge

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At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation had proved victorious; and now they retum to Hari

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Marvin's Maze

Marvin's Maze

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: SNK

Gateway to Apshai

Gateway to Apshai

Platform: Atari 400/800, Commodore 64, ColecoVision

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Epyx

High Way Race

High Way Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Granny's Garden

Granny's Garden

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Macintosh, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Amiga, Microsoft Windows, Linux, ZX Spectrum, iPhone, iPad

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: 4Mation

Flappy

Flappy

Platform: FM-7, MSX, Famicom, PC-6001, PC-8801, Sharp X1

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: dB-Soft

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 08, 1983?

On February 08, 1983 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is February 08, 1983?

On February 08, 1983 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 08, 1983?

On February 08, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 08, 1983?

On February 08, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 08, 1983?

On February 08, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 08, 1983?

On February 08, 1983 several famous people were born including, Louise Glover, Diana Falzone Falzone, Elina Partõka.

What was the number one song in February 08, 1983?

The number one song in the week of February 08, 1983 was Down Under by Men At Work in US and Too Shy by Kajagoogoo in UK.

What were the top hits on February 08, 1983?

The top hits on February 08, 1983 were Down Under by Men At Work, Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin, 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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