Saturday September 17, 1983

US date format: 9/17/1983, UK date format: 17/9/1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Jennifer Pena and Gabrielle Ferrer. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Maniac by Michael Sembello. In UK Red Red Wine by UB40 was in the top 5 hits. Careful, He Might Hear You, directed by Carl Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Creating Wealth by Robert G. Allen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Just Our Luck. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Keystone Kapers or Killer Gorilla.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
  • Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black
  • Vanessa Lynn Williams is crowned Miss America, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Movies

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Careful, He Might Hear You

Careful, He Might Hear You

Directed by: Carl Schultz

Starring: Wendy Hughes, Robyn Nevin, Nicholas Gledhill, John Hargreaves

All the Right Moves

All the Right Moves

Directed by: Michael Chapman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Lea Thompson, Craig T. Nelson, Charles Cioffi

Country: United States of America

My Brother's Wedding

My Brother's Wedding

Directed by: Charles Burnett

Starring: Everett Silas, Jessie Holmes, Gaye Shannon-Burnett, Ronnie Bell

Strange Invaders

Strange Invaders

Directed by: Michael Laughlin

Starring: Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diana Scarwid, Michael Lerner

The Big Chill

The Big Chill

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Just Our Luck

Just Our Luck

Directed by: Crystal Ellis

Love Connection

Love Connection

Directed by: Joseph L Leath

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Moschops

Moschops

Directed by: Jim Trainor

Give us a Break

Give us a Break

Starring: Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Shirin Taylor, David Daker

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next September 17

If September 17, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

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

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

Creating Wealth by Robert G. Allen

Creating Wealth

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Popular speaker, multimillionaire, and author of the all-time bestselling real-estate book Nothing Down, Robert G. Allen knows how to bring you financial success.

Poland by James A. Michener

Poland

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In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mined-Out

Mined-Out

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum; Dragon 32; BBC Micro; Acorn Electron

Keystone Kapers

Keystone Kapers

Platform: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, MSX, Xbox 360, Windows

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Activision

Lunar Jetman

Lunar Jetman

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Killer Gorilla

Killer Gorilla

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Power

Frostbite

Frostbite

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What zodiac sign is September 17, 1983?

On September 17, 1983 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on September 17, 1983?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 17, 1983?

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

Which famous people are born on September 17, 1983?

On September 17, 1983 several famous people were born including, Jennifer Pena, Dustin Ferrer, Gabrielle Ferrer.

Which famous people died on September 17, 1983?

Famous people died on September 17, 1983 include, Humberto Madeiros.

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

The number one song in the week of September 17, 1983 was Maniac by Michael Sembello in US and Red Red Wine by UB40 in UK.

What were the top hits on September 17, 1983?

The top hits on September 17, 1983 were Maniac by Michael Sembello, Tell Her About It by Billy Joel, The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats in US and Red Red Wine by UB40, Karma Chameleon by Culture Club, Tonight I Celebrate My Love by Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack in UK.


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