Thursday August 18, 1983

US date format: 8/18/1983, UK date format: 18/8/1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 18, 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 Mika (singer) and Michael Montgomery. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Suburbia, directed by Penelope Spheeris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Price Of Power by Seymour M. Hersh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gossip or Cavern Creatures.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Events

  • Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing pine-tar game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out and Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
  • Samantha Druce, age 12 years 119 days is youngest woman to swim English Channel.
  • Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over USD $1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).

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Movies

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Suburbia

Suburbia

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

Starring: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien

Mr. Mom

Mr. Mom

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Starring: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

Country: United States of America

Easy Money

Easy Money

Directed by: James Signorelli

Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara

The Golden Seal

The Golden Seal

Directed by: Frank Zuniga

Starring: Steve Railsback, Michael Beck, Penelope Milford, Torquil Campbell

Escape from the Bronx

Escape from the Bronx

Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari

Starring: Mark Gregory, Henry Silva, Valeria D'Obici, Giancarlo Prete

TV Series

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Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Moschops

Moschops

Directed by: Jim Trainor

Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

Two Marriages

Two Marriages

The Firm

The Firm

Days to next August 18

If August 18, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 2 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Price Of Power by Seymour M. Hersh

The Price Of Power

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The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House

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 …

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

The Seduction Of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders

The Seduction Of Peter S.

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Ascent Into Hell by Andrew M. Greeley

Ascent Into Hell

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Hugh Donlon, a lonely, troubled priest, falls in love with a nun, leaves the clergy, and returns to the temptations of secular life

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Halls of the Things

Halls of the Things

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC Commodore 64

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Crystal Computing

Gossip

Gossip

Platform: Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Art game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Bomb Alley

Bomb Alley

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Antarctic Adventure

Antarctic Adventure

Platform: Family Computer, ColecoVision, Game Boy (in Konami GB Collection Vol. 3, Japan), Game Boy Color (in Konami GB Collection Vol. 4, Europe), Mobile Phones, Virtual Console, EGG Project, handheld electron

Genre: Racing, Platformer

Publisher: Konami

Cavern Creatures

Cavern Creatures

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Datamost

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 18, 1983?

On August 18, 1983 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 18, 1983?

On August 18, 1983 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 18, 1983?

On August 18, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 18, 1983?

On August 18, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 18, 1983?

On August 18, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 18, 1983?

On August 18, 1983 several famous people were born including, Mika (singer), Mika , Michael Montgomery.

Which famous people died on August 18, 1983?

Famous people died on August 18, 1983 include, Nikolaus Pevsner.

What was the number one song in August 18, 1983?

The number one song in the week of August 18, 1983 was Every Breath You Take by The Police in US and Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band in UK.

What were the top hits on August 18, 1983?

The top hits on August 18, 1983 were Every Breath You Take by The Police, Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics, She Works Hard For The Money by Donna Summer in US and Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band, Gold by Spandau Ballet, Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) by Paul Young in UK.


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