Sunday February 20, 1983

US date format: 2/20/1983, UK date format: 20/2/1983

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 20, 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 Justin Verlander and Jean-Baptiste Shelmerdine. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. Sheer Madness, directed by Margarethe von Trotta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Hard Word. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mega Zone or The Activision Decathlon.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450 / 570 km)
  • Roland Liboton becomes world champion cross-country cycling.

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Movies

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Sheer Madness

Sheer Madness

Directed by: Margarethe von Trotta

Starring: Hanna Schygulla, Angela Winkler, Peter Striebeck, Christine Fersen

Himmatwala

Himmatwala

Directed by: K. Raghavendra Rao

Starring: Sridevi, Jeetendra, Amjad Khan, Waheeda Rehman

Local Hero

Local Hero

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Country: United States of America

Pauline at the Beach

Pauline at the Beach

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Amanda Langlet, Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory, Féodor Atkine

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

Directed by: Wilford Leach

Starring: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose

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

The Machine Gunners

The Machine Gunners

Starring: Shaun Taylor, Debbie Breen, Tony Saint, Alastair Craig

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Brass

Brass

Days to next February 20

If February 20, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 7 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

Life Extension

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Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach, by Pearson, Durk and Sandy Shaw

The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Mists Of Avalon

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A Literary Guild Featured AlternateHere is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne.

Different Seasons by Stephen King

Different Seasons

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From the Magical Pen of Stephen King, Four Mesmerizing Novellas…“Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”An unjustly imprisoned convict seeks a strange and startling revenge…the basis for the Best Picture Academy Award

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.

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

A Light In The Attic

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Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Mega Zone

Mega Zone

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Konami

Libble Rabble

Libble Rabble

Platform: Arcade, FM Towns Marty, X68000, Super Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

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

Magic Meanies

Magic Meanies

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: CDS Micro Systems

The Activision Decathlon

The Activision Decathlon

Platform: Atari 8-bit family, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 20, 1983?

On February 20, 1983 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is February 20, 1983?

On February 20, 1983 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 20, 1983?

On February 20, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 20, 1983?

On February 20, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 20, 1983?

On February 20, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 20, 1983?

On February 20, 1983 several famous people were born including, Justin Verlander, Jean-Baptiste Shelmerdine, Nusrat Imrose Tisha.

Which famous people died on February 20, 1983?

Famous people died on February 20, 1983 include, James G Richardson, Ray Vitte, Fritz Koberle.

What was the number one song in February 20, 1983?

The number one song in the week of February 20, 1983 was Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin in US and Too Shy by Kajagoogoo in UK.

What were the top hits on February 20, 1983?

The top hits on February 20, 1983 were Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin, Down Under by Men At Work, Shame On The Moon by Bob Seger in US and Too Shy by Kajagoogoo, Down Under by Men At Work in UK.


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