Friday October 14, 1983

US date format: 10/14/1983, UK date format: 14/10/1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 14, 1983). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Renato Civelli and David Oakes. 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 Crackpots or Firebirds.
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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

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Holidays

  • Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
  • World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
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Events

  • US Marine peacekeeper Sargeant Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut, Lebanon.

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • : Actor (Rifleman), dies at 82 of kidney...
  • : Canadian-American journalist and author...

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

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Seduction Of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders

The Seduction Of Peter S.

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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.

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

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

Outrageous Acts And Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem

Outrageous Acts And Everyday Rebellions

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Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions--a phenomenal success that sold nearly half a million copies since its original publication in 1983--is Gloria Steinem's most diverse and timeless collection of essays.

Videogames

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Firebirds

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Softek

Earthly Delights

Platform: Apple II, PC Booter

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Datamost

Crackpots

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: Activision, Inc.

Libble Rabble

Platform: Arcade, FM Towns Marty, X68000, Super Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Battlezone

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Combat simulation, Vehicular combat

Publisher: Atari


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