Tuesday May 17, 1983

US date format: 5/17/1983, UK date format: 17/5/1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Harshad Chopra and Channing Frye. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Let's Dance by David Bowie. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. WarGames, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shades of Darkness. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jack Attack or Ant Attack.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Events

  • Israel and Lebanon sign a peace treaty
  • Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
  • Stanley Cup: New York Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in four games.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.

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Movies

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WarGames

WarGames

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Country: United States of America

Cross Creek

Cross Creek

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill

Eureka

Eureka

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer, Jane Lapotaire

Breathless

Breathless

Directed by: Jim McBride

Starring: Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky, Art Metrano, John P. Ryan

Country: United States of America

Mausoleum

Mausoleum

Directed by: Michael Dugan

Starring: Marjoe Gortner, Bobbie Bresee, Norman Burton, Maurice Sherbanee

TV Series

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Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

No Excuses

No Excuses

Directed by: Miguel Gaudencio

The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Dream House

Dream House

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Miyuki

Miyuki

Directed by: LLC RSquaredFilms

Days to next May 17

If May 17, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 4 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian

The Summer Of Katya

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In the golden summer of 1914, Jean-Marc Montjean, recently graduated from medical school, comes to the small French village of Salies to assist the village physician.

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 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.

Icebreaker by John Gardner

Icebreaker

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Bond reluctantly finds himself recruited into a dangerous mission involving an equally dangerous and treacherous alliance of agents from the CIA, the KGB, and Israel’s Mossad.

Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Blue Highways

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Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Glob

The Glob

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Epos

Jack Attack

Jack Attack

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform action

Publisher: Commodore

Ant Attack

Ant Attack

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Quicksilva

Capture The Flag

Capture The Flag

Platform: Atari 8-bit VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sirius Software

Alley Cat

Alley Cat

Platform: Atari 8-bit, MS-DOS

Genre: Action, multi-game

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 17, 1983 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 17, 1983?

On May 17, 1983 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 17, 1983?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 17, 1983?

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

Which famous people are born on May 17, 1983?

On May 17, 1983 several famous people were born including, Harshad Chopra, Chris Henry, Channing Frye.

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

The number one song in the week of May 17, 1983 was Let's Dance by David Bowie in US and True by Spandau Ballet in UK.

What were the top hits on May 17, 1983?

The top hits on May 17, 1983 were Let's Dance by David Bowie, Beat It by Michael Jackson, Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara in US and True by Spandau Ballet, Candy Girl by New Edition, Temptation by Heaven 17 in UK.


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