Thursday June 16, 1983

US date format: 6/16/1983, UK date format: 16/6/1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 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 Brooke Bickford and Olivia Hack. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara. In UK Every Breath You Take by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Yellowbeard, directed by Mel Damski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Creating Wealth by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shades of Darkness. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Android 2 or James Bond 007.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement

Events

  • Pope John Paul II visits Poland
  • Ringo releases Old Wave album in West Germany
  • USSR party leader Yuri Andropov elected President
  • Charlos Vieira completes 191-hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal.
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Movies

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Yellowbeard

Yellowbeard

Directed by: Mel Damski

Starring: Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

The Survivors

The Survivors

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Walter Matthau, Robin Williams, Jerry Reed, James Wainwright

Superman III

Superman III

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Country: United States of America

Trading Places

Trading Places

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche

Country: United States of America

Octopussy

Octopussy

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

No Excuses

No Excuses

Directed by: Miguel Gaudencio

The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Dream House

Dream House

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Miyuki

Miyuki

Directed by: LLC RSquaredFilms

Days to next June 16

If June 16, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 3 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Creating Wealth by Robert G. Allen

Creating Wealth

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Popular speaker, multimillionaire, and author of the all-time bestselling real-estate book Nothing Down, Robert G. Allen knows how to bring you financial success.

The Love You Make by Peter Brown and Steven Gaines

The Love You Make

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Here is the national bestseller that Newsday called “the most authoritative and candid look yet at the personal lives…of the oft-scrutinized group.”

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Heartburn

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Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes.

Working Out by Charles Hix

Working Out

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Men do you want rock hard abs in a short amount of time? This is a great book for just that.

White Gold Wielder by Stephen R. Donaldson

White Gold Wielder

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Thomas Covenant knew that despite his failure on the Isle of The One Tree, he had to return to the Land and fight.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Android 2

Android 2

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Vortex Software

Cliff Hanger

Cliff Hanger

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Retro, Laserdisc video game, Interactive movie

Publisher: Stern

Jack Attack

Jack Attack

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform action

Publisher: Commodore

Captain Beeble

Captain Beeble

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Inhome

James Bond 007

James Bond 007

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Sega SG-1000

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Parker Brothers

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On June 16, 1983 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is June 16, 1983?

On June 16, 1983 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on June 16, 1983?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on June 16, 1983?

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

Which famous people are born on June 16, 1983?

On June 16, 1983 several famous people were born including, Brooke Bickford, Olivia Hack, Armend Dallku.

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

The number one song in the week of June 16, 1983 was Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara in US and Every Breath You Take by The Police in UK.

What were the top hits on June 16, 1983?

The top hits on June 16, 1983 were Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara, Time (Clock Of The Heart) by Culture Club, Let's Dance by David Bowie in US and Every Breath You Take by The Police, Bad Boys by Wham!, Baby Jane by Rod Stewart in UK.


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