Sunday May 08, 1983

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

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Elyes Gabel and Vicky McClure. 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 Frogrun! or Harrier Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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Events

  • Janet Coles wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament.

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Movies

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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 08

If May 08, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 4 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 10 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?

Frogrun!

Frogrun!

Platform: VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Anirog Software

Major Havoc

Major Havoc

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Atari

Harrier Attack

Harrier Attack

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Oric 1, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Durell Software

Killer Gorilla

Killer Gorilla

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Power

Dandy

Dandy

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: dungeon crawl, action-adventure game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 08, 1983 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is May 08, 1983?

On May 08, 1983 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 08, 1983?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 08, 1983?

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

Which famous people are born on May 08, 1983?

On May 08, 1983 several famous people were born including, Elyes Gabel, Vicky McClure, Matt Willis.

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

The number one song in the week of May 08, 1983 was Beat It by Michael Jackson in US and True by Spandau Ballet in UK.

What were the top hits on May 08, 1983?

The top hits on May 08, 1983 were Beat It by Michael Jackson, Jeopardy by Greg Kihn Band, Let's Dance by David Bowie in US and True by Spandau Ballet, Candy Girl by New Edition, Temptation by Heaven 17 in UK.


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