Thursday December 15, 1983

US date format: 12/15/1983, UK date format: 15/12/1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 15, 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 René Duprée and Brooke Fraser. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Tough Times Never Last by Robert H. Schuller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fynbos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Marslander or Dino Eggs.
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Historical Events

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  • Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB
  • Last 80 US combat soldiers in Grenada withdraw.

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Movies

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Silkwood

Silkwood

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States of America

Gorky Park

Gorky Park

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen

Uncommon Valor

Uncommon Valor

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack, Fred Ward

The Keep

The Keep

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

D.C. Cab

D.C. Cab

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Mr. T, Charlie Barnett

TV Series

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Fynbos

Fynbos

Directed by: Harry Patramanis

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

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Directed by: Anthony Garner

Starring: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Interference

Interference

Directed by: Nick Pilton

Die Super-Hitparade der Volksmusik

Die Super-Hitparade der Volksmusik

Just Our Luck

Just Our Luck

Directed by: Crystal Ellis

Days to next December 15

If December 15, 1983 is your birthday you're 36 years, 9 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Tough Times Never Last by Robert H. Schuller

Tough Times Never Last

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Name your problem, and you name your possibility! That's the message in Dr. Robert H. Schuller's new bestseller, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! Dr.

Return Of The Jedi by Joan D. Vinge

Return Of The Jedi

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In a sequel to "The Star Wars Storybook" and "The Empire Strikes Back Storybook", Luke Skywalker and his friends in the Rebel Alliance formulate a daring plan to battle with the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the …

Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain

Who Killed The Robins Family?

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Mystery lovers are given a chance to unmask a killer and win a cash reward for the correct solution as they examine clues to the murder of eight members of the Robins family

One Brief Shining Moment by William Manchester

One Brief Shining Moment

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One Brief Shining Moment: Remembering Kennedy

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Marslander

Marslander

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Acornsoft

Jack Attack

Jack Attack

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform action

Publisher: Commodore

Computer Football Strategy Football Strategy

Computer Football Strategy Football Strategy

Platform: Commodore 64[2] Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Traditional sports (Arcade football)

Dino Eggs

Dino Eggs

Platform: Apple II (original), Commodore 64, IBM PC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Fun

The Dreadnaught Factor

The Dreadnaught Factor

Platform: Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, Intellivision

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Activision


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