Wednesday August 17, 1983

US date format: 8/17/1983, UK date format: 17/8/1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 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 Jenni Gregg and Dustin Pedroia. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Suburbia, directed by Penelope Spheeris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Price Of Power by Seymour M. Hersh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht. If you liked videogames you were probably playing My Name Is Uncle Groucho, You Win A Fat Cigar or Knot in 3D.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

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Movies

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Suburbia

Suburbia

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

Starring: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien

Mr. Mom

Mr. Mom

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Starring: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

Country: United States of America

Easy Money

Easy Money

Directed by: James Signorelli

Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara

The Golden Seal

The Golden Seal

Directed by: Frank Zuniga

Starring: Steve Railsback, Michael Beck, Penelope Milford, Torquil Campbell

Escape from the Bronx

Escape from the Bronx

Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari

Starring: Mark Gregory, Henry Silva, Valeria D'Obici, Giancarlo Prete

TV Series

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Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Moschops

Moschops

Directed by: Jim Trainor

Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

Two Marriages

Two Marriages

The Firm

The Firm

Days to next August 17

If August 17, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 1 month, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Price Of Power by Seymour M. Hersh

The Price Of Power

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The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House

Return Of The Jedi by Joan D. Vinge

Return Of The Jedi

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In a sequel to "The Star Wars Storybook" and "The Empire Strikes Back Storybook", Luke Skywalker and his friends in the Rebel Alliance formulate a daring plan to battle with the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the …

Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins

Hollywood Wives

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They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art

The Seduction Of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders

The Seduction Of Peter S.

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Ascent Into Hell by Andrew M. Greeley

Ascent Into Hell

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Hugh Donlon, a lonely, troubled priest, falls in love with a nun, leaves the clergy, and returns to the temptations of secular life

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

My Name Is Uncle Groucho, You Win A Fat Cigar

My Name Is Uncle Groucho, You Win A Fat Cigar

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Knot in 3D

Knot in 3D

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: New Generation Software

Intellivision World Series Baseball

Intellivision World Series Baseball

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports (Baseball)

Publisher: Mattel

Cliff Hanger

Cliff Hanger

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Retro, Laserdisc video game, Interactive movie

Publisher: Stern

Alley Cat

Alley Cat

Platform: Atari 8-bit, MS-DOS

Genre: Action, multi-game

Publisher: Synapse Software (Atari 8-bit) IBM (DOS)


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