Thursday May 19, 1983

US date format: 5/19/1983, UK date format: 19/5/1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 H Olliver Twisted and Rhatha Phongam. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Let's Dance by David Bowie. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. WarGames, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shades of Darkness. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chuckie Egg or Chivalry.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
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Events

  • Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Washington DC

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Famous Deaths

  • Jean Rey: French military officer in World War II,...

Movies

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WarGames

WarGames

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Country: United States of America

Cross Creek

Cross Creek

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill

Eureka

Eureka

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer, Jane Lapotaire

Breathless

Breathless

Directed by: Jim McBride

Starring: Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky, Art Metrano, John P. Ryan

Country: United States of America

Mausoleum

Mausoleum

Directed by: Michael Dugan

Starring: Marjoe Gortner, Bobbie Bresee, Norman Burton, Maurice Sherbanee

TV Series

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Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

No Excuses

No Excuses

Directed by: Miguel Gaudencio

The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Dream House

Dream House

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Miyuki

Miyuki

Directed by: LLC RSquaredFilms

Days to next May 19

If May 19, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 4 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian

The Summer Of Katya

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In the golden summer of 1914, Jean-Marc Montjean, recently graduated from medical school, comes to the small French village of Salies to assist the village physician.

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

The One Minute Manager

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For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal

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.

Icebreaker by John Gardner

Icebreaker

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Bond reluctantly finds himself recruited into a dangerous mission involving an equally dangerous and treacherous alliance of agents from the CIA, the KGB, and Israel’s Mossad.

Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon

Blue Highways

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Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Atom

Atom

Platform: TRS-80 Color Computer

Genre: Strategy, Educational

Publisher: Tandy Corporation

Blagger

Blagger

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, MSX

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Alligata, Amsoft

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

3-Demon

3-Demon

Platform: DOS

Genre: Adventure

Chivalry

Chivalry

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Optimum Resource


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