Wednesday April 13, 1983

US date format: 4/13/1983, UK date format: 13/4/1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 13, 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 Federica Felini and Schalk Burger. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. Private School, directed by Noel Black, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Banker by Dick Francis 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 Guzzler or M.A.C.H. 3.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Harold Washington is elected as the first African-American mayor in Chicago's history.

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Movies

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Private School

Private School

Directed by: Noel Black

Starring: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine, Michael Zorek

Country: United States of America

My Tutor

My Tutor

Directed by: George Bowers

Starring: Matt Lattanzi, Caren Kaye, Kevin McCarthy, Clark Brandon

Exposed

Exposed

Directed by: James Toback

Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Rudolf Nureyev, Harvey Keitel, Ian McShane

Lone Wolf McQuade

Lone Wolf McQuade

Directed by: Steve Carver

Starring: Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera, Leon Isaac Kennedy

Country: United States of America

Flashdance

Flashdance

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson

Country: United States of America

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 April 13

If April 13, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 5 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Banker by Dick Francis

Banker

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Investment banker Tim Ekaterin thought arranging the purchase of a champion racehorse was a sure thing-but he never gambled on getting caught up in murder.

In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

In Search Of Excellence

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The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.Based

The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour

The Lonesome Gods

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“I am Johannes Verne, and I am not afraid.” This was the boy’s mantra as he plodded through the desert alone, left to die by his vengeful grandfather.

Icebreaker by John Gardner

Icebreaker

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Bond reluctantly finds himself recruited into a dangerous mission involving an equally dangerous and treacherous alliance of agents from the CIA, the KGB, and Israel’s Mossad.

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Marvin's Maze

Marvin's Maze

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: SNK

Fraction Fever

Fraction Fever

Platform: Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, TRS-80, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Educational

Publisher: Spinnaker Software

Guzzler

Guzzler

Platform: Arcade (original) Commodore 16/Plus 4, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, SG-1000

Genre: Maze

Publisher: JP Tehkan Ltd.; NA Centuri

Gyruss

Gyruss

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Family Computer Disk System, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sony PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Handheld T

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: WW Konami; NA Centuri (Original Arcade Version); NA Ultra Games (NES Version)

M.A.C.H. 3

M.A.C.H. 3

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Mylstar/Taito

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 13, 1983?

On April 13, 1983 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is April 13, 1983?

On April 13, 1983 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 13, 1983?

On April 13, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 13, 1983?

On April 13, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 13, 1983?

On April 13, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 13, 1983?

On April 13, 1983 several famous people were born including, Federica Felini, Schalk Burger, Claudio Bravo.

Which famous people died on April 13, 1983?

Famous people died on April 13, 1983 include, Theodore Stephanides.

What was the number one song in April 13, 1983?

The number one song in the week of April 13, 1983 was Billie Jean by Michael Jackson in US and Let's Dance by David Bowie in UK.

What were the top hits on April 13, 1983?

The top hits on April 13, 1983 were Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners, Mr. Roboto by Styx in US and Let's Dance by David Bowie, Is There Something I Should Know? by Duran Duran, Church Of The Poison Mind by Culture Club in UK.


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