Wednesday July 20, 1983

US date format: 7/20/1983, UK date format: 20/7/1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Barbara Goenaga and Martin McCann (actor). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Baby Jane by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Vacation, directed by Harold Ramis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaga X6 or Archon: The Light and the Dark.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
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Events

  • The Israeli cabinet votes to withdraw troops from Beirut but to remain in southern Lebanon.
  • The government of Poland announces the end of martial law and amnesty for political prisoners.

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Vacation

Vacation

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

Country: United States of America

Protectors of Universe

Protectors of Universe

Barefoot Gen

Barefoot Gen

Directed by: Mori Masaki

Starring: Issei Miyazaki, Catherine Battistone, Yoshie Shimamura, Iona Morris

Country: United States of America

Class

Class

Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson

Country: United States of America

Hundra

Hundra

Directed by: Matt Cimber

Starring: Laurene Landon, Cihangir Gaffari, María Casal, Ramiro Oliveros

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

No Excuses

No Excuses

Directed by: Miguel Gaudencio

Friday Night

Friday Night

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Starring: Rita Considine, Henry Cho

Country: United States of America

Days to next July 20

If July 20, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 2 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

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

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

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

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?

Galaga X6

Galaga X6

Platform: Handheld electronic game

Genre: Fixed shooter

Ghost Manor

Ghost Manor

Platform: Atari 2600, Vic-20

Genre: Action

Publisher: Xonox

The Glob

The Glob

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Epos

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Platform: Atari 8-bit, Apple II, Commodore 64, Amiga, MS-DOS, Macintosh, NES, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, PC-88

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Electronic Arts Ariolasoft (Europe)

Astron Belt

Astron Belt

Platform: Arcade, MSX

Genre: Interactive action movie Third-person rail shooter Space combat simulator

Publisher: Sega (Japan) Bally Midway (North America)


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