Sunday July 17, 1983

US date format: 7/17/1983, UK date format: 17/7/1983

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Sarah Jones (screen actress) and Adam Lind. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Barefoot Gen, directed by Mori Masaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Heartburn by Nora Ephron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Moschops. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomb Alley or Granny's Garden.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
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Events

  • 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale
  • 1st USFL championship (Mich Panthers beats Philadelphia Stars 24-22)

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Movies

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Barefoot Gen

Barefoot Gen

Directed by: Mori Masaki

Starring: Issei Miyazaki, Catherine Battistone, Yoshie Shimamura, Iona Morris

Country: United States of America

Class

Class

Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson

Country: United States of America

Hundra

Hundra

Directed by: Matt Cimber

Starring: Laurene Landon, Cihangir Gaffari, María Casal, Ramiro Oliveros

Zelig

Zelig

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Patrick Horgan, John Buckwalter

Country: United States of America

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Starring: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Moschops

Moschops

Directed by: Jim Trainor

Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

No Excuses

No Excuses

Directed by: Miguel Gaudencio

New York Hot Tracks

New York Hot Tracks

Azzurro quotidiano

Azzurro quotidiano

Days to next July 17

If July 17, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 2 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

The One Minute Manager

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For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal

The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

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Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour

The Lonesome Gods

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“I am Johannes Verne, and I am not afraid.” This was the boy’s mantra as he plodded through the desert alone, left to die by his vengeful grandfather.

The Warlord by Malcolm Bosse

The Warlord

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The Warlord

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Atom

Atom

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Strategy, Educational

Publisher: Tandy Corporation

Frogrun!

Frogrun!

Platform: VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Anirog Software

Bomb Alley

Bomb Alley

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Domino Man

Domino Man

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Bally Midway

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


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