Friday August 19, 1983

US date format: 8/19/1983, UK date format: 19/8/1983

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It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 19, 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 Reeva Steenkamp and Tammin Sursok. 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 The Heroes of Karn or Hoccer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

history

Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
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Events

  • Dodgers trade Dave Stewart and Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut

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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

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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Vintage paperback

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?

Epidemic!

Epidemic!

Platform: Apple II, Atari

Genre: Strategy Game

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

The Heroes of Karn

The Heroes of Karn

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Interceptor Software

Chase the Chuck Wagon

Chase the Chuck Wagon

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Spectravision

Marslander

Marslander

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Acornsoft

Hoccer

Hoccer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Eastern Micro Electronics


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