Wednesday February 16, 1983

US date format: 2/16/1983, UK date format: 16/2/1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac on February 16, 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 Alexia Palombo (Star Academy) and Danish Taimoor. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. Sheer Madness, directed by Margarethe von Trotta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Hard Word. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Apple Cider Spider or Bonka.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
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Events

  • Nellie massacre: over 2,000 people, mostly Bangladeshi Muslims, are massacred in Assam, India, during the Assam agitation.
  • Wah Mee massacre: 13 people are killed in an attempted robbery in Seattle, Washington.
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intention to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
  • Failure of automatic shut-down at Salem Nuclear Power Plant, New Jersey, USA
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Movies

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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

Videodrome

Videodrome

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Country: United States of America

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

Directed by: Wilford Leach

Starring: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose

Without a Trace

Without a Trace

Directed by: Stanley R. Jaffe

Starring: Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes, Stockard Channing

TV Series

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The Family Tree

The Family Tree

Directed by: Vivi Friedman

The Hard Word

The Hard Word

Directed by: Scott Roberts

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

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

Life Extension

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Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach, by Pearson, Durk and Sandy Shaw

The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Mists Of Avalon

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A Literary Guild Featured AlternateHere is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne.

Different Seasons by Stephen King

Different Seasons

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From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas…“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge…the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery by Femmy DeLyser

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery

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DeLyser, Fonda's fitness coach before the birth of her son, Troy, in 1973, later joined Jane's Workout studios to teach breathing exercises for pregnant women and recovery classes.

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Apple Cider Spider

Apple Cider Spider

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Magic Meanies

Magic Meanies

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: CDS Micro Systems

The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal

Platform: Apple II, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: SierraVenture

Bonka

Bonka

Platform: Commodore 64, Dragon 32

Genre: Platform

Publisher: J. Morrison (Micros) Ltd

Frankenstein's Monster

Frankenstein's Monster

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Data Age

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 16, 1983?

On February 16, 1983 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is February 16, 1983?

On February 16, 1983 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 16, 1983?

On February 16, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 16, 1983?

On February 16, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 16, 1983?

On February 16, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 16, 1983?

On February 16, 1983 several famous people were born including, Alexia Palombo (Star Academy), Tuomo Ruutu, Danish Taimoor.

What was the number one song in February 16, 1983?

The number one song in the week of February 16, 1983 was Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin in US and Too Shy by Kajagoogoo in UK.

What were the top hits on February 16, 1983?

The top hits on February 16, 1983 were Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin, Down Under by Men At Work, Shame On The Moon by Bob Seger in US and Too Shy by Kajagoogoo, Down Under by Men At Work in UK.