Saturday December 17, 1983

US date format: 12/17/1983, UK date format: 17/12/1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Sébastien Ogier and Haron Keitany. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits. Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Tough Times Never Last by Robert H. Schuller was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fynbos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Digger or The Institute.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Peg closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Disco in Madrid catches fire; 83 die
  • The IRA bombs Harrods Department Store in London, killing six people.

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Movies

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Silkwood

Silkwood

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States of America

Gorky Park

Gorky Park

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen

Uncommon Valor

Uncommon Valor

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack, Fred Ward

The Keep

The Keep

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

D.C. Cab

D.C. Cab

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Mr. T, Charlie Barnett

Sport Games on December 17, 1983

Sport Games on December 17, 1983


NFL

American Football
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Minnesota Vikings : 14 - 20
  • New York Giants - Washington Redskins : 22 - 31
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TV Series

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Fynbos

Fynbos

Directed by: Harry Patramanis

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

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Directed by: Anthony Garner

Starring: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Interference

Interference

Directed by: Nick Pilton

Die Super-Hitparade der Volksmusik

Die Super-Hitparade der Volksmusik

Just Our Luck

Just Our Luck

Directed by: Crystal Ellis

Days to next December 17

If December 17, 1983 is your birthday you're 36 years, 9 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Tough Times Never Last by Robert H. Schuller

Tough Times Never Last

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Name your problem, and you name your possibility! That's the message in Dr. Robert H. Schuller's new bestseller, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! Dr.

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 …

Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain

Who Killed The Robins Family?

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Mystery lovers are given a chance to unmask a killer and win a cash reward for the correct solution as they examine clues to the murder of eight members of the Robins family

One Brief Shining Moment by William Manchester

One Brief Shining Moment

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One Brief Shining Moment: Remembering Kennedy

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cuthbert Goes Digging

Cuthbert Goes Digging

Platform: Dragon 32

Digger

Digger

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Windmill Software

Lunar Jetman

Lunar Jetman

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Blaster

Blaster

Platform: Arcade Game, IBM PC

Genre: 3D shooter

Publisher: Williams

The Institute

The Institute

Platform: C64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Text adventure (original release), Graphic adventure

Publisher: Screenplay

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 17, 1983?

On December 17, 1983 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is December 17, 1983?

On December 17, 1983 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 17, 1983?

On December 17, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 17, 1983?

On December 17, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 17, 1983?

On December 17, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 17, 1983?

On December 17, 1983 several famous people were born including, Sébastien Ogier, Erik Christensen, Haron Keitany.

What was the number one song in December 17, 1983?

The number one song in the week of December 17, 1983 was Say Say Say by Paul McCartney in US and Only You by The Flying Pickets in UK.

What were the top hits on December 17, 1983?

The top hits on December 17, 1983 were Say Say Say by Paul McCartney, Say It Isn't So by Daryl Hall & John Oates, All Night Long (All Night) by Lionel Richie in US and Only You by The Flying Pickets, Love Of The Common People by Paul Young, My Oh My by Slade in UK.


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