Thursday April 21, 1983

US date format: 4/21/1983, UK date format: 21/4/1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 21, 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 Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sebastian Ingrosso. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners. In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits. The Ballad of Narayama, directed by Shôhei Imamura, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Time of Your Life. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jet-Boot Jack or Bio-Attack.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rome - city birthday.
  • Saint Wolbodo
  • Saint Konrad von Parzham
  • Saint Anastasius I
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Events

  • Soyuz T-8 is launched [04-20?]
  • Walter Slezak, actor (Bedtime For Bonzo), commits suicide in New York at age 80.
  • Scandal-plagued Jackie Presser is elected president of the Teamsters.

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Movies

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The Ballad of Narayama

The Ballad of Narayama

Directed by: Shôhei Imamura

Starring: Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari, Aki Takejô

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Directed by: Jack Clayton

Starring: Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, Royal Dano

The Hunger

The Hunger

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young

Country: United States of America

Valley Girl

Valley Girl

Directed by: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Elizabeth Daily, Michael Bowen

Country: United States of America

Love Letters

Love Letters

Directed by: Amy Holden Jones

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Bonnie Bartlett, Matt Clark, James Keach

TV Series

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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

Gun Shy

Gun Shy

Directed by: Simon West

Just Another Day

Just Another Day

Directed by: Peter Spirer

Days to next April 21

If April 21, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 5 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning

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Living Loving and Learning is a delightful collection of Leo Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981. Parts of them have appeared in books and magazine articles, but this is the only complete collection.

The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour

The Lonesome Gods

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“I am Johannes Verne, and I am not afraid.” This was the boy’s mantra as he plodded through the desert alone, left to die by his vengeful grandfather.

The Partners by James B. Stewart

The Partners

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Stories of the finest of the law profession.

The F-Plan Diet by Audrey Eyton

The F-Plan Diet

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246 pages Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.; 1st edition (December 12, 1988) Language: English: Here is the most important diet breakthrough in decades- the diet Family Circle says "remarkably effective, and healthy

Banker by Dick Francis

Banker

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Investment banker Tim Ekaterin thought arranging the purchase of a champion racehorse was a sure thing-but he never gambled on getting caught up in murder.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Jet-Boot Jack

Jet-Boot Jack

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: English Software (UK) Datamost (US)

Bio-Attack

Bio-Attack

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito

Intellivision World Series Baseball

Intellivision World Series Baseball

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports (Baseball)

Publisher: Mattel

Chequered Flag

Chequered Flag

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sim racing

Publisher: Sinclair Research Ltd

N-Sub

N-Sub

Platform: Arcade game, Sega SG-1000, Sega SC-3000

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: SEGA


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