Friday February 11, 1983

US date format: 2/11/1983, UK date format: 11/2/1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 11, 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 Rafael van der Vaart and Nicki Clyne. 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 Infidel or Dino Eggs.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • World Day of the Sick.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes.
  • National Foundation Day in Japan (See Holidays of Japan.)
  • National Youth Day in Cameroon.
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Events

  • Weird Al Yankovic records Ricky andBuckingham Blues debut LP
  • 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18 (46 cm))
  • Fourth largest snowfall in New York City history (18 inches (46cm)).

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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 11

If February 11, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 7 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 17 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?

Aztarac

Aztarac

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Centuri

Flip & Flop

Flip & Flop

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: First Star Software State Soft

Infidel

Infidel

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80, TI-99/4A, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

Dino Eggs

Dino Eggs

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

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Fun

Drol

Drol

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, NEC PC-8801, Sega SG-1000

Genre: Action

Publisher: Brøderbund


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