Saturday May 14, 1983

US date format: 5/14/1983, UK date format: 14/5/1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 14, 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 Amber Tamblyn and Anahí . In that special week of May people in US were listening to by . In UK by 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 Atom or Gyruss.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1983, at May 14 across the years or at May 1983 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Carthach the Younger
  • DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
  • Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
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Events

  • She Blinded Me with Science by Thomas Dolby hits #5
  • Oilers 1-Isles 5-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
  • Rosa Mota runs female world record 20km (1:06:55.5).

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Movies

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The Ballad of Narayama

The Ballad of Narayama

Directed by: Shôhei Imamura

Starring: Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari, Aki Takejô

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

Directed by: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam

Starring: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Country: United States of America

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

Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

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

TV Series

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Miyuki

Miyuki

Directed by: LLC RSquaredFilms

Gun Shy

Gun Shy

Directed by: Simon West

Just Another Day

Just Another Day

Directed by: Peter Spirer

Dream House

Dream House

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Days to next May 14

If May 14, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 6 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 18 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

By:

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?

Atom

Atom

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Strategy, Educational

Publisher: Tandy Corporation

Blagger

Blagger

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, MSX

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Alligata, Amsoft

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)

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

Bomberman

Bomberman

Platform: NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, Sharp MZ-700, FM-7, ZX Spectrum, Famicom/NES, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, N-Gage

Genre: Arcade/Maze/Strategy

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; JP SystemSoft; NA/EU Nintendo; NA/EU Ubisoft; EU Sinclair Research (Spectrum, UK); AUS Mattel

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 14, 1983?

On May 14, 1983 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is May 14, 1983?

On May 14, 1983 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 14, 1983?

On May 14, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 14, 1983?

On May 14, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 14, 1983?

On May 14, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 14, 1983?

On May 14, 1983 several famous people were born including, Amber Tamblyn, Anahí , Iveta Lutovská.

Which famous people died on May 14, 1983?

Famous people died on May 14, 1983 include, Miguel Aleman Valdes.

What was the number one song in May 14, 1983?

The number one song in the week of May 14, 1983 was Beat It by Michael Jackson in US and True by Spandau Ballet in UK.

What were the top hits on May 14, 1983?

The top hits on May 14, 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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