Saturday October 22, 1983

US date format: 10/22/1983, UK date format: 22/10/1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 22, 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 Plan B and Anton Müller. 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 Intellivision World Series Baseball or Chuck Norris Superkicks.
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  • Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.

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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

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 22

If October 22, 1983 is your birthday you're 36 years, 11 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 27 days.
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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?

Intellivision World Series Baseball

Intellivision World Series Baseball

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Sports (Baseball)

Publisher: Mattel

Jetpac

Jetpac

Platform: ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Ultimate Play the Game

Apple Cider Spider

Apple Cider Spider

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Chuck Norris Superkicks

Chuck Norris Superkicks

Platform: Atari 2600, Colecovision Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Action

Publisher: Xonox

Cavern Creatures

Cavern Creatures

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Datamost


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