Friday May 13, 1983

US date format: 5/13/1983, UK date format: 13/5/1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Grégory Lemarchal and Yaya Touré. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Beat It by Michael Jackson. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. WarGames, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Heartburn by Nora Ephron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching No Excuses. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Epidemic! or Star Wars.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Maria Dominica Mazzarello (died 1881)
  • Saint John the Silent
  • Saint Gerald of Villamagna
  • Saint Robert Bellarmine
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Events

  • Reggie Jackson is first major league player to strike out 2,000 times.

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Movies

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WarGames

WarGames

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Country: United States of America

Cross Creek

Cross Creek

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill

Eureka

Eureka

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer, Jane Lapotaire

Breathless

Breathless

Directed by: Jim McBride

Starring: Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky, Art Metrano, John P. Ryan

Country: United States of America

Mausoleum

Mausoleum

Directed by: Michael Dugan

Starring: Marjoe Gortner, Bobbie Bresee, Norman Burton, Maurice Sherbanee

TV Series

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No Excuses

No Excuses

Directed by: Miguel Gaudencio

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

Days to next May 13

If May 13, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 4 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Heartburn

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Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes.

The Youngest Science by Lewis Thomas

The Youngest Science

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From the 1920s when he watched his father, a general practitioner who made housecalls and wrote his prescriptions in Latin, to his days in medical school and beyond, Lewis Thomas saw

The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian

The Summer Of Katya

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In the golden summer of 1914, Jean-Marc Montjean, recently graduated from medical school, comes to the small French village of Salies to assist the village physician.

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.

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Epidemic!

Epidemic!

Platform: Apple II, Atari

Genre: Strategy Game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Star Wars

Star Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Bugaboo (The Flea)

Bugaboo (The Flea)

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Quicksilva

Maziacs

Maziacs

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Action adventure game

Publisher: dk'tronics

Bonka

Bonka

Platform: Commodore 64, Dragon 32

Genre: Platform

Publisher: J. Morrison (Micros) Ltd

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 13, 1983 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 13, 1983?

On May 13, 1983 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 13, 1983?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 13, 1983?

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

Which famous people are born on May 13, 1983?

On May 13, 1983 several famous people were born including, Grégory Lemarchal, Yaya Touré, Esperanza Gomez.

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

The number one song in the week of May 13, 1983 was Beat It by Michael Jackson in US and True by Spandau Ballet in UK.

What were the top hits on May 13, 1983?

The top hits on May 13, 1983 were Beat It by Michael Jackson, Let's Dance by David Bowie, Jeopardy by Greg Kihn Band in US and True by Spandau Ballet, Candy Girl by New Edition, Temptation by Heaven 17 in UK.


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