Friday July 08, 1983

US date format: 7/8/1983, UK date format: 8/7/1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Daniel Navarro and Meera Chopra. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Zelig, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Moschops. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hard Hat Mack or Krull.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald

Events

  • Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title

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Movies

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Zelig

Zelig

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan, John Buckwalter

Country: United States of America

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood

Country: United States of America

Shao Lin yu Wu Dang

Shao Lin yu Wu Dang

Directed by: Chia-Hui Liu

Starring: Chia-Hui Liu, Adam Cheng, Li Ching, Idy Chan

Stroker Ace

Stroker Ace

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Jim Nabors, Parker Stevenson

Yellowbeard

Yellowbeard

Directed by: Mel Damski

Starring: Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

TV Series

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Moschops

Moschops

Directed by: Jim Trainor

Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

No Excuses

No Excuses

Directed by: Miguel Gaudencio

The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

Directed by: H.C. Potter

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Days to next July 08

If July 08, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 2 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

The One Minute Manager

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For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

Creating Wealth by Robert G. Allen

Creating Wealth

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Popular speaker, multimillionaire, and author of the all-time bestselling real-estate book Nothing Down, Robert G. Allen knows how to bring you financial success.

Godplayer by Robin Cook

Godplayer

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Dr. Cassandra Kingsley is about to discover that neither her marriage nor her job is what she thought. And when she sets out to find the truth, it may just kill

Banker by Dick Francis

Banker

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Investment banker Tim Ekaterin thought arranging the purchase of a champion racehorse was a sure thing-but he never gambled on getting caught up in murder.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

10-Yard Fight

10-Yard Fight

Platform: Family Computer/NES, MSX

Genre: American football

Publisher: NA Taito Arcade NA Nintendo NES EU Nintendo NES JP IremArcade/FC EU Electrocoin Arcade; NA Taito Arcade; NA Nintendo NES; EU Nintendo NES; JP IremArcade/FC; EU Electrocoin Arcade

Hard Hat Mack

Hard Hat Mack

Platform: Apple II (original) Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit Commodore 64, Coleco Adam, MS-DOS

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Maziacs

Maziacs

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Action adventure game

Publisher: dk'tronics

Frantic Freddie

Frantic Freddie

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Commercial Data Systems

Krull

Krull

Platform: Arcade game, Atari 2600

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Atari


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