Saturday October 08, 1983

US date format: 10/8/1983, UK date format: 8/10/1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Travis Pastrana and Rachel Rotten. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. Never Cry Wolf, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Out On A Limb by Shirley MacLaine was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Just Our Luck. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chuck Norris Superkicks or Flappy.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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Events

  • 1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7
  • Washington Capitals' first NHL overtime game losing to New York Islanders 8-7.

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Movies

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Never Cry Wolf

Never Cry Wolf

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Starring: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Country: United States of America

Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper

Country: United States of America

Never Say Never Again

Never Say Never Again

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow

Country: United States of America

First Name: Carmen

First Name: Carmen

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffé, Myriem Roussel, Christophe Odent

Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

Starring: Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher, Cliff Robertson

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Just Our Luck

Just Our Luck

Directed by: Crystal Ellis

Love Connection

Love Connection

Directed by: Joseph L Leath

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Price iz Nepricave

Price iz Nepricave

Starring: Milena Dravic, Zoran Radmilovic, Stole Arandjelovic, Milutin Butkovic

Captain Tsubasa

Captain Tsubasa

Days to next October 08

If October 08, 1983 is your birthday you're 36 years, 11 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Out On A Limb by Shirley MacLaine

Out On A Limb

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Her most controversial book is one you will never forget. An outspoken thinker, a celebrated actress, a truly independent woman, Shirley MacLaine goes beyond her previous two bestsellers to take us on

Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins

Hollywood Wives

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They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art

Monimbo by Robert Moss and Arnaud de Borchgrave

Monimbo

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1983 Simon & Schuster hardcover, full number line. ISBN:0671435418. Robert Moss (Mexico Way) and Arnaud De Borchgrave. A Cuban plot to bomb the U.S

The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre

The Little Drummer Girl

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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Our Kind of Traitor is soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregorThe Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from …

The Seduction Of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders

The Seduction Of Peter S.

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Vintage paperback

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chuck Norris Superkicks

Chuck Norris Superkicks

Platform: Atari 2600, Colecovision Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Action

Publisher: Xonox

Mappy

Mappy

Platform: Super Cassette Vision, iOS, MSX, PC-6001, PC-8801, Family Computer, Palm OS, X1, Game Gear, Wii (Virtual Console), Windows Phone

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: WW Namco; JP Epoch; JP Nintendo; NA Bally Midway

A.D. 2083

A.D. 2083

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Midcoin

Flappy

Flappy

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

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: dB-Soft

Arabian

Arabian

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Atari Inc. (US)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 08, 1983 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is October 08, 1983?

On October 08, 1983 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 08, 1983?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 08, 1983?

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

Which famous people are born on October 08, 1983?

On October 08, 1983 several famous people were born including, Travis Pastrana, Rachel Rotten, Casey Messer.

Which famous people died on October 08, 1983?

Famous people died on October 08, 1983 include, Joan Hackett.

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

The number one song in the week of October 08, 1983 was Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler in US and Karma Chameleon by Culture Club in UK.

What were the top hits on October 08, 1983?

The top hits on October 08, 1983 were Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler, Making Love Out Of Nothing At All by Air Supply, King Of Pain by The Police in US and Karma Chameleon by Culture Club, They Don't Know by Tracey Ullman, Modern Love by David Bowie in UK.


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