Thursday October 20, 1983

US date format: 10/20/1983, UK date format: 20/10/1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Alona Tal and Takayuki Yamada. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. Papy fait de la résistance, directed by Jean-Marie Poiré, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Just Our Luck. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Flip & Flop or Business Games.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire

Events

  • IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released

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Movies

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Papy fait de la résistance

Papy fait de la résistance

Directed by: Jean-Marie Poiré

Starring: Christian Clavier, Michel Galabru, Roland Giraud, Gérard Jugnot

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Country: United States of America

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

Country: United States of America

Under Fire

Under Fire

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy

The Key

The Key

Directed by: Tinto Brass

Starring: Frank Finlay, Stefania Sandrelli, Franco Branciaroli, Barbara Cupisti

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Just Our Luck

Just Our Luck

Directed by: Crystal Ellis

Love Connection

Love Connection

Directed by: Joseph L Leath

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Rote Erde

Rote Erde

Starring: Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Vera Lippisch, Karin Neuhäuser, Angelika Bartsch

Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside

Days to next October 20

If October 20, 1983 is your birthday you're 36 years, 11 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain

Who Killed The Robins Family?

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Mystery lovers are given a chance to unmask a killer and win a cash reward for the correct solution as they examine clues to the murder of eight members of the Robins family

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

In Search Of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr

In Search Of Excellence

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The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.Based

Creating Wealth by Robert G. Allen

Creating Wealth

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Popular speaker, multimillionaire, and author of the all-time bestselling real-estate book Nothing Down, Robert G. Allen knows how to bring you financial success.

Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Flip & Flop

Flip & Flop

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: First Star Software State Soft

Bear Bovver

Bear Bovver

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64 Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Artic Computing

Oink!

Oink!

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Activision

Everest Ascent

Everest Ascent

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64

Genre: Adventure, Strategy

Publisher: Richard Shepherd Software Ltd.

Business Games

Business Games

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Business simulation, Educational

Publisher: Acornsoft

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On October 20, 1983 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is October 20, 1983?

On October 20, 1983 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 20, 1983?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on October 20, 1983?

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

Which famous people are born on October 20, 1983?

On October 20, 1983 several famous people were born including, Alona Tal, Takayuki Yamada, Axelle Mugler.

Which famous people died on October 20, 1983?

Famous people died on October 20, 1983 include, Merle Travis.

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

The number one song in the week of October 20, 1983 was Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler in US and Karma Chameleon by Culture Club in UK.

What were the top hits on October 20, 1983?

The top hits on October 20, 1983 were Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler, Making Love Out Of Nothing At All by Air Supply, Islands In The Stream by Kenny Rogers in US and Karma Chameleon by Culture Club, They Don't Know by Tracey Ullman, Modern Love by David Bowie in UK.


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