Monday January 17, 1983

US date format: 1/17/1983, UK date format: 17/1/1983

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Yelle (singer) and Alvaro Arbeloa. 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 Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Hard Word. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hard Hat Mack or 3-Demon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed

Events

  • 10th American Music Awards: Kenny Rogers.
  • Nigeria expels two million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians.
  • Alabama Governor George C Wallace becomes governor for record fourth time.
  • The tallest department store in the world, Hudson's, flagship store in downtown Detroit closes due to high cost of operating.

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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

TV Series

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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

Carson's Law

Carson's Law

The A-Team

The A-Team

Days to next January 17

If January 17, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 6 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon

Master of the Game

By:

WHO IS KATE BLACKWELL?She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned.

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery by Femmy DeLyser

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery

By:

DeLyser, Fonda's fitness coach before the birth of her son, Troy, in 1973, later joined Jane's Workout studios to teach breathing exercises for pregnant women and recovery classes.

Having It All by Helen Gurley Brown

Having It All

By:

Having It All: Love Success Sex Money... Even If You're Starting Wi, by Brown, Helen Gurley

Life Sentences by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Life Sentences

By:

Life sentences: A novel

Growing Up by Russell Baker

Growing Up

By:

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Hard Hat Mack

Hard Hat Mack

Platform: Apple II (original) Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit Commodore 64, Coleco Adam, MS-DOS

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Granny's Garden

Granny's Garden

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Macintosh, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Amiga, Microsoft Windows, Linux, ZX Spectrum, iPhone, iPad

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: 4Mation

3-Demon

3-Demon

Platform: DOS

Genre: Adventure

Dino Eggs

Dino Eggs

Platform: Apple II (original), Commodore 64, IBM PC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Fun

Bomberman

Bomberman

Platform: NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8801, Sharp MZ-700, FM-7, ZX Spectrum, Famicom/NES, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, N-Gage

Genre: Arcade/Maze/Strategy

Publisher: JP Hudson Soft; JP SystemSoft; NA/EU Nintendo; NA/EU Ubisoft; EU Sinclair Research (Spectrum, UK); AUS Mattel


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