Sunday August 21, 1983

US date format: 8/21/1983, UK date format: 21/8/1983

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 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 Brody Jenner and Joanna Thomae. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Suburbia, directed by Penelope Spheeris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Price Of Power by Seymour M. Hersh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cube Quest or Angler.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

Events

  • La Cage aux Folles opens at Palace Theater NYC for 1761 performances
  • Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport).

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Movies

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Suburbia

Suburbia

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

Starring: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien

Mr. Mom

Mr. Mom

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Starring: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

Country: United States of America

Easy Money

Easy Money

Directed by: James Signorelli

Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara

The Golden Seal

The Golden Seal

Directed by: Frank Zuniga

Starring: Steve Railsback, Michael Beck, Penelope Milford, Torquil Campbell

Escape from the Bronx

Escape from the Bronx

Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari

Starring: Mark Gregory, Henry Silva, Valeria D'Obici, Giancarlo Prete

TV Series

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Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Moschops

Moschops

Directed by: Jim Trainor

Two Marriages

Two Marriages

The Firm

The Firm

Affairs of the Heart

Affairs of the Heart

Days to next August 21

If August 21, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 1 month, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Return Of The Jedi by Joan D. Vinge

Return Of The Jedi

By:

In a sequel to "The Star Wars Storybook" and "The Empire Strikes Back Storybook", Luke Skywalker and his friends in the Rebel Alliance formulate a daring plan to battle with the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the …

Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins

Hollywood Wives

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They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art

The Seduction Of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders

The Seduction Of Peter S.

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Vintage paperback

Ascent Into Hell by Andrew M. Greeley

Ascent Into Hell

By:

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?

Germany 1985

Germany 1985

Platform: Apple II Commodore 64

Genre: Wargame

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Cube Quest

Cube Quest

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Simutrek Inc.

Maziacs

Maziacs

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX

Genre: Action adventure game

Publisher: dk'tronics

Crossbow

Crossbow

Platform: Arcade, iPhone, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari XE Game System, Commodore 64

Genre: Light-gun games

Publisher: Exidy, Atari, Mean Hamster Software

Angler

Angler

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports (fishing)

Publisher: Virgin Games

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 21, 1983?

On August 21, 1983 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is August 21, 1983?

On August 21, 1983 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 21, 1983?

On August 21, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 21, 1983?

On August 21, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 21, 1983?

On August 21, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 21, 1983?

On August 21, 1983 several famous people were born including, Brody Jenner, Joanna Thomae, Chantelle Houghton.

Which famous people died on August 21, 1983?

Famous people died on August 21, 1983 include, Benigno S Aquino Jr.

What was the number one song in August 21, 1983?

The number one song in the week of August 21, 1983 was Every Breath You Take by The Police in US and Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band in UK.

What were the top hits on August 21, 1983?

The top hits on August 21, 1983 were Every Breath You Take by The Police, Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics, She Works Hard For The Money by Donna Summer in US and Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band, Gold by Spandau Ballet, Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) by Paul Young in UK.


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