Wednesday March 16, 1983

US date format: 3/16/1983, UK date format: 16/3/1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Stephanie Gatschet and Woodkid . In that special week of March people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. In UK Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler was in the top 5 hits. The Outsiders, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Mistral'S Daughter by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gun Shy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Master Miner or Chuck Norris Superkicks.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
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Events

  • Smallest crowd (1814) at Cleveland Coliseum for NBA game, Cleveland Caviliers versus New Jersey Nets.

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Movies

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The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

Country: United States of America

Bad Boys

Bad Boys

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Eric Gurry

Country: United States of America

Max Dugan Returns

Max Dugan Returns

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Jason Robards, Marsha Mason, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Broderick

Android

Android

Directed by: Aaron Lipstadt

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Don Keith Opper, Brie Howard, Norbert Weisser

The Black Stallion Returns

The Black Stallion Returns

Directed by: Robert Dalva

Starring: Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Allen Garfield, Woody Strode

TV Series

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Gun Shy

Gun Shy

Directed by: Simon West

Just Another Day

Just Another Day

Directed by: Peter Spirer

The Hard Word

The Hard Word

Directed by: Scott Roberts

The Family Tree

The Family Tree

Directed by: Vivi Friedman

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Days to next March 16

If March 16, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 6 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Mistral'S Daughter by Judith Krantz

Mistral'S Daughter

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They were three generations of magnificent red-haired beauties born to scandal, bred to success, bound to a single extraordinary man--Julien Mistral, the painter, the genius, the lover whose passions had seared them all.

The Delta Star by Joseph Wambaugh

The Delta Star

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A prostitute, Missy Moonbeam, falls from the roof of the Wonderland Hotel, and in her diary is the phone number of Caltech, one of America's finest scientific institutions.

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

Life, The Universe And Everything by Douglas Adams

Life, The Universe And Everything

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"HYSTERICAL!"--The Philadelphia InquirerThe unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

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1982 First Edition, Scholastic Book Services. Paperback. ISBN: 0590374085.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Master Miner

Master Miner

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Funtastic

Oink!

Oink!

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Megapede

Megapede

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Softek

Chuck Norris Superkicks

Chuck Norris Superkicks

Platform: Atari 2600, Colecovision Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Action

Publisher: Xonox

Championship Lode Runner

Championship Lode Runner

Platform: NES,[2] Apple II,[1] Commodore 64, IBM PC compatible, SG-1000

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Hudson Soft (Famicom) [2] Brøderbund


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