Wednesday January 19, 1983

US date format: 1/19/1983, UK date format: 19/1/1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Hikaru Utada and Erin Normoyle. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Lianna, directed by John Sayles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Hard Word. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aztarac or Jetpac.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Confederate Heroes Day in Texas.
  • Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy ? Julian Calendar Theophany (Epiphany).
  • St. Mark of Ephesus feast day .
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of Sult�n (Sovereignty) ? First day of the 17th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
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Events

  • Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
  • Apple Computer announces the Lisa computer. It features a 5 MHz 68000 processor, 12-inch monochrome monitor, 720x364 graphics, two 5.25-inch floppy drives, 5 MB hard drive, and six integrated programs. Its initial price is US$10,000. It is the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface.
  • Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.

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Movies

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Lianna

Lianna

Directed by: John Sayles

Starring: Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries, Jo Henderson

Independence Day

Independence Day

Directed by: Robert Mandel

Starring: Kathleen Quinlan, David Keith, Frances Sternhagen, Cliff De Young

Notturno

Notturno

Directed by: Giorgio Bontempi

Starring: Tony Musante, Claudio Cassinelli, Omero Antonutti, Fiorenza Marchegiani

Sweet 16

Sweet 16

Directed by: Jim Sotos

Starring: Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg, Patrick Macnee, Don Stroud

Tenebre

Tenebre

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

TV Series

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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

Carson's Law

Carson's Law

The A-Team

The A-Team

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon

Master of the Game

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WHO IS KATE BLACKWELL?She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned.

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery by Femmy DeLyser

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery

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DeLyser, Fonda's fitness coach before the birth of her son, Troy, in 1973, later joined Jane's Workout studios to teach breathing exercises for pregnant women and recovery classes.

Having It All by Helen Gurley Brown

Having It All

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Having It All: Love Success Sex Money... Even If You're Starting Wi, by Brown, Helen Gurley

Life Sentences by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Life Sentences

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Life sentences: A novel

Growing Up by Russell Baker

Growing Up

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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aztarac

Aztarac

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Centuri

Jetpac

Jetpac

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Ultimate Play the Game

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

Chuckie Egg

Chuckie Egg

Platform: BBC Micro ZX Spectrum Dragon 32/64 Acorn Electron Commodore 64 MSX Tatung Einstein Amstrad CPC Atari 8-bit family Commodore Amiga Atari ST IBM PC compatible Mobile Phone

Genre: Arcade game

Publisher: A&F Software Pick & Choose

Food Fight

Food Fight

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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