Saturday March 12, 1983

US date format: 3/12/1983, UK date format: 12/3/1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 12, 1983). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maakan Tounkara and Mikko Koivu. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. In UK Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler was in the top 5 hits. Wild Style, directed by Charlie Ahearn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Floating Dragon by Peter Straub was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gun Shy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jumping Jack or Game box front cover art.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Wild Style

Directed by: Charlie Ahearn

Starring: 'Lee' George Quinones, Lady Pink, Fab 5 Freddy, Patti Astor


Directed by: Chris Bearde

Starring: Bill Hudson, Mark Hudson, Brett Hudson, Cindy Pickett


Directed by: Mohan Kumar

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Sachin, Sujit Kumar

10 to Midnight

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lisa Eilbacher, Andrew Stevens, Gene Davis

Tender Mercies

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 12, 1983?


  • Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
  • Flag Day in Venezuela.
  • "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
  • Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
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  • Don Ritchie runs world record 50 mile (4:01:09).

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Gun Shy

Directed by: Simon West

Just Another Day

Directed by: Peter Spirer

The Hard Word

Directed by: Scott Roberts

The Family Tree

Directed by: Vivi Friedman

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

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What news were making the headlines those days in March 1983?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

Floating Dragon

By: Peter Straub

The quiet suburban town of Hampstead is threatened by two horrors -one is natural, a man gone insane. The other makes the first look like child's play.

The Mists Of Avalon

By: Marion Zimmer Bradley

A Literary Guild Featured AlternateHere is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne.

Goodbye, Mickey Mouse

By: Len Deighton

Deighton's historical fiction Goodbye, Mickey Mouse vividly evokes wartime England. In the winter of 1943-44, a group of American fighter pilots flies escort missions over Germany--among them the deeply reserved Captain

Growing Up

By: Russell Baker

This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been

Life, The Universe And Everything

By: Douglas Adams

"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.


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Heroes of Karn

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Interceptor Software

Game box front cover art

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: 2D overhead shooter

Publisher: Parker Brothers

Platform: NES,[2] Apple II,[1] Commodore 64, IBM PC compatible, SG-1000

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Hudson Soft (Famicom) [2] Brøderbund

Jumping Jack

Platform: ZX Spectrum ("Jumping Jack"), Atari 800/XL ("Leggit!"), Dragon 32 ("Leggit!")

Publisher: Imagine Software Ltd

Lunar Jetman

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

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