Sunday January 16, 1983

US date format: 1/16/1983, UK date format: 16/1/1983

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Caroline Frier and Emanuel Pogatetz. 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 And More By Andy Rooney by Andrew A. Rooney was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Family Tree. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mega Zone or Bonka.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
  • Teacher's Day in Thailand

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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

Tenebre

Tenebre

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

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NFL

American Football
  • Green Bay Packers - Dallas Cowboys : 26 - 37
  • San Diego Chargers - Miami Dolphins : 13 - 34
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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

Celebrity Daredevils

Celebrity Daredevils

Frontline

Frontline

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Starring: Will Lyman

Country: United States of America

Mama's Family

Mama's Family

Days to next January 16

If January 16, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 8 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 21 days.
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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

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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

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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

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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?

Mega Zone

Mega Zone

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Konami

Crystals of Zong

Crystals of Zong

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Blagger

Blagger

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

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Alligata, Amsoft

Bun Fun

Bun Fun

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Squirrel

Bonka

Bonka

Platform: Commodore 64, Dragon 32

Genre: Platform

Publisher: J. Morrison (Micros) Ltd


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