Monday December 19, 1983

US date format: 12/19/1983, UK date format: 19/12/1983

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It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Yannick Nyanga and Audrey Santo. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits. Warrior of the Lost World, directed by David Worth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while One Brief Shining Moment by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fynbos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bugaboo (The Flea) or The Island.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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Warrior of the Lost World

Warrior of the Lost World

Directed by: David Worth

Starring: Robert Ginty, Persis Khambatta, Donald Pleasence, Fred Williamson

Silkwood

Silkwood

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States of America

Gorky Park

Gorky Park

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen

Uncommon Valor

Uncommon Valor

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack, Fred Ward

The Keep

The Keep

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 19, 1983?


Holidays

  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Events

  • The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.

Famous Birthday

Sport Games on December 19, 1983

Sport Games on December 19, 1983


NFL

American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - San Francisco 49ers : 17 - 42
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TV Series

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Fynbos

Fynbos

Directed by: Harry Patramanis

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

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Directed by: Anthony Garner

Starring: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Interference

Interference

Directed by: Nick Pilton

Die Super-Hitparade der Volksmusik

Die Super-Hitparade der Volksmusik

The Frugal Gourmet

The Frugal Gourmet

Starring: Jeffrey L. Smith

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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Books

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One Brief Shining Moment by William Manchester

One Brief Shining Moment

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One Brief Shining Moment: Remembering Kennedy

Tough Times Never Last by Robert H. Schuller

Tough Times Never Last

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Name your problem, and you name your possibility! That's the message in Dr. Robert H. Schuller's new bestseller, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! Dr.

The Robots Of Dawn by Isaac Asimov

The Robots Of Dawn

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A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.

The Auerbach Will by Stephen Birmingham

The Auerbach Will

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In The Auerbach Will, the novel by America's most renowned chronicler of the rich, ambitious young Essie Litsky defies a rigid upbringing by immigrant Russian Jewish parents to achieve wealth and

Berlin Game by Len Deighton

Berlin Game

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Long-awaited reissue of the first part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.East

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cuthbert Goes Walkabout

Cuthbert Goes Walkabout

Platform: Dragon 32/64, TRS-80 CoCo, Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family

Genre: Action

Publisher: Microdeal

Bugaboo (The Flea)

Bugaboo (The Flea)

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Quicksilva

The Island

The Island

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Crystal Computing

Bonka

Bonka

Platform: Commodore 64, Dragon 32

Genre: Platform

Publisher: J. Morrison (Micros) Ltd

Felix and the Fruit Monsters

Felix and the Fruit Monsters

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Micro Power


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