Friday March 18, 1983

US date format: 3/18/1983, UK date format: 18/3/1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro and Cindy Busby. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. In UK Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler was in the top 5 hits. The Outsiders, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Mistral'S Daughter by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Gun Shy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ghost Manor or Food Fight.
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Holidays

  • Saint Edward (d.978)
  • Aruba - Flag Day (1976)
  • Ancient Latvia - Bindus Diena
  • Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (d.386)
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The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

Country: United States of America

Bad Boys

Bad Boys

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Eric Gurry

Country: United States of America

Max Dugan Returns

Max Dugan Returns

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Jason Robards, Marsha Mason, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Broderick

Android

Android

Directed by: Aaron Lipstadt

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Don Keith Opper, Brie Howard, Norbert Weisser

The Black Stallion Returns

The Black Stallion Returns

Directed by: Robert Dalva

Starring: Kelly Reno, Vincent Spano, Allen Garfield, Woody Strode

TV Series

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Gun Shy

Gun Shy

Directed by: Simon West

Just Another Day

Just Another Day

Directed by: Peter Spirer

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

Days to next March 18

If March 18, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 6 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 21 days.
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Books

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Mistral'S Daughter by Judith Krantz

Mistral'S Daughter

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They were three generations of magnificent red-haired beauties born to scandal, bred to success, bound to a single extraordinary man--Julien Mistral, the painter, the genius, the lover whose passions had seared them all.

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.

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

Life, The Universe And Everything by Douglas Adams

Life, The Universe And Everything

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"HYSTERICAL!"--The Philadelphia InquirerThe unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

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1982 First Edition, Scholastic Book Services. Paperback. ISBN: 0590374085.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ghost Manor

Ghost Manor

Platform: Atari 2600, Vic-20

Genre: Action

Publisher: Xonox

Barmy Burgers

Barmy Burgers

Platform: ZX Spectrum Dragon 32/64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Blaby Computer Games

The Island

The Island

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Crystal Computing

Mappy

Mappy

Platform: Super Cassette Vision, iOS, MSX, PC-6001, PC-8801, Family Computer, Palm OS, X1, Game Gear, Wii (Virtual Console), Windows Phone

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: WW Namco; JP Epoch; JP Nintendo; NA Bally Midway

Food Fight

Food Fight

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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