Saturday January 15, 1983

US date format: 1/15/1983, UK date format: 15/1/1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on January 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 Jermaine Pennant and Loubna Benaissa. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Lianna, directed by John Sayles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Family Tree. If you liked videogames you were probably playing N-Sub or G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
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Events

  • Javed Miandad and Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand versus India.
  • Hartford Whalers' smallest crowd 4,812 (beat New Jersey Devils) during blizzard.
  • Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over seven hours.

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Movies

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Lianna

Lianna

Directed by: John Sayles

Starring: Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries, Jo Henderson

Independence Day

Independence Day

Directed by: Robert Mandel

Starring: Kathleen Quinlan, David Keith, Frances Sternhagen, Cliff De Young

Notturno

Notturno

Directed by: Giorgio Bontempi

Starring: Tony Musante, Claudio Cassinelli, Omero Antonutti, Fiorenza Marchegiani

Sweet 16

Sweet 16

Directed by: Jim Sotos

Starring: Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg, Patrick Macnee, Don Stroud

Gandhi

Gandhi

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Starring: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Country: United States of America

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Sport Games on January 15, 1983

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NFL

American Football
  • Minnesota Vikings - Washington Redskins : 7 - 21
  • New York Jets - Los Angeles Raiders : 17 - 14
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TV Series

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The Family Tree

The Family Tree

Directed by: Vivi Friedman

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

The Joy of Painting

The Joy of Painting

Starring: Bob Ross

Country: United States of America

Celebrity Daredevils

Celebrity Daredevils

To minore tis avgis

To minore tis avgis

Written by:

Directed by: Fotis Mesthenaios

Starring: Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Dimitris Katalifos, Giannis Zavradinos, Dina Konsta

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Space by James A. Michener

Space

By:

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.

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

By:

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

The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum

The Parsifal Mosaic

By:

Michael Havelock’s world died on a moonlit beach on the Costa Brava as he watched his partner and lover, double agent Jenna Karas, efficiently gunned down by his own agency.

Growing Up by Russell Baker

Growing Up

By:

This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been

Max by Howard Fast

Max

By:

Max Britsky rises, by the time he is thirty, from the tumultuous streets of turn-of-the-century New York to control of the first great Hollywood studio--through brawls, loves, triumphs, and betrayals

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cuthbert Goes Walkabout

Cuthbert Goes Walkabout

Platform: Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 CoCo, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Microdeal

Granny's Garden

Granny's Garden

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Macintosh, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Amiga, Microsoft Windows, Linux, ZX Spectrum, iPhone, iPad

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: 4Mation

Dino Eggs

Dino Eggs

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

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Fun

N-Sub

N-Sub

Platform: Arcade game, Sega SG-1000, Sega SC-3000

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: SEGA

G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike

G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Parker Brothers

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 15, 1983?

On January 15, 1983 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is January 15, 1983?

On January 15, 1983 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 15, 1983?

On January 15, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 15, 1983?

On January 15, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on January 15, 1983?

On January 15, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 15, 1983?

On January 15, 1983 several famous people were born including, Jermaine Pennant, Loubna Benaissa, Matic Kralj.

Which famous people died on January 15, 1983?

Famous people died on January 15, 1983 include, Shepperd Strudwick, Meyer Lansky.

What was the number one song in January 15, 1983?

The number one song in the week of January 15, 1983 was Down Under by Men At Work in US and You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins in UK.

What were the top hits on January 15, 1983?

The top hits on January 15, 1983 were Down Under by Men At Work, The Girl Is Mine by Michael Jackson, Dirty Laundry by Don Henley in US and You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins, Down Under by Men At Work, Save Your Love by Renee & Renato in UK.