Wednesday October 12, 1983

US date format: 10/12/1983, UK date format: 12/10/1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 12, 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 Harmony Rose and Emma Greenwood. 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. The Right Stuff, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Just Our Luck. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bun Fun or Big Top.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
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Movies

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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Country: United States of America

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

Country: United States of America

Under Fire

Under Fire

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy

The Key

The Key

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Frank Finlay, Stefania Sandrelli, Franco Branciaroli, Barbara Cupisti

Country: United States of America

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

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

Iga-no Kabamaru

Iga-no Kabamaru

Starring: Yôko Asagami

Country: Japan

Stewardess monogatari

Stewardess monogatari

Days to next October 12

If October 12, 1983 is your birthday you're 36 years, 11 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss

Fatal Vision

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Fatal Vision is the electrifying true story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the handsome, Princeton-educated physician convicted of savagely slaying his young pregnant wife and two small children, murders he vehemently denies

Christine by Stephen King

Christine

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Just Another Lovers’ Triangle, Right?It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.Arnie’s

The Seduction Of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders

The Seduction Of Peter S.

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Vintage paperback

August by Judith Rossner

August

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Originally published in 1983, this bestseller is a compelling portrait of a young woman's experience in psychotherapy.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ghost Manor

Ghost Manor

Platform: Atari 2600, Vic-20

Genre: Action

Publisher: Xonox

Chariot Race

Chariot Race

Platform: Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Micro Antics

I Want My Mommy

I Want My Mommy

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Zimag

Bun Fun

Bun Fun

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Squirrel

Big Top

Big Top

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Funtastic

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 12, 1983?

On October 12, 1983 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 12, 1983?

On October 12, 1983 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 12, 1983?

On October 12, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 12, 1983?

On October 12, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 12, 1983?

On October 12, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 12, 1983?

On October 12, 1983 several famous people were born including, Harmony Rose, Emma Greenwood, Katie Piper

Which famous people died on October 12, 1983?

Famous people died on October 12, 1983 include, Jiri Lederer, Ernie Roth

What was the number one song in October 12, 1983?

The number one song in the week of October 12, 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 12, 1983?

The top hits on October 12, 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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