Wednesday March 23, 1983

US date format: 3/23/1983, UK date format: 23/3/1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on March 23, 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 François Gabart and Mohammed Farah. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. In UK Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler was in the top 5 hits. The Meaning of Life, directed by Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Delta Star by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Miyuki. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomb Alley or Congo Bongo.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
  • Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
  • Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
  • Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
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Events

  • US President Ronald Reagan introduces Star Wars-plan (SDI)
  • U.S. President Ronald Reagan makes his initial Strategic Defense Initiative proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles. The media dub this plan "Star Wars."
  • Dr Barney Clark, first artificial heart recipient, dies after 112 days at age 62.

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Movies

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The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

Directed by: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam

Starring: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Country: United States of America

Screwballs

Screwballs

Directed by: Rafal Zielinski

Starring: Peter Keleghan, Kent Deuters, Linda Speciale, Alan Deveau

Country: United States of America

Olivia

Olivia

Directed by: Ulli Lommel

Starring: Suzanna Love, Robert Walker Jr., Jeff Winchester, Amy Robinson

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

Country: United States of America

Bad Boys

Bad Boys

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Starring: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Eric Gurry

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Miyuki

Miyuki

Directed by: LLC RSquaredFilms

Gun Shy

Gun Shy

Directed by: Simon West

Just Another Day

Just Another Day

Directed by: Peter Spirer

The Hard Word

The Hard Word

Directed by: Scott Roberts

The Family Tree

The Family Tree

Directed by: Vivi Friedman

Days to next March 23

If March 23, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 7 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 23 days.
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Books

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The Delta Star by Joseph Wambaugh

The Delta Star

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A prostitute, Missy Moonbeam, falls from the roof of the Wonderland Hotel, and in her diary is the phone number of Caltech, one of America's finest scientific institutions.

Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon

Master of the Game

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WHO IS KATE BLACKWELL?She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned.

The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf by Leo Buscaglia

The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf

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This story by Leo Buscaglia is a warm, wonderfully wise and strikingly simple story about a leaf names Freddie. How Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally

Foundation'S Edge by Isaac Asimov

Foundation'S Edge

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At last, the costly and bitter war between the two Foundations had come to an end. The scientists of the First Foundation had proved victorious; and now they retum to Hari

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bomb Alley

Bomb Alley

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc.

Congo Bongo

Congo Bongo

Platform: Arcade Ports: ColecoVision, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, IntelliVision, Atari 2600, TI-99/4A, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, SG-1000

Genre: Isometric platformer

Publisher: Sega

Capture The Flag

Capture The Flag

Platform: Atari 8-bit VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Sirius Software

Drol

Drol

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, NEC PC-8801, Sega SG-1000

Genre: Action

Publisher: Brøderbund

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin

Platform: Intellivision Mattel Aquarius

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Mattel Electronics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on March 23, 1983?

On March 23, 1983 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is March 23, 1983?

On March 23, 1983 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on March 23, 1983?

On March 23, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on March 23, 1983?

On March 23, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on March 23, 1983?

On March 23, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on March 23, 1983?

On March 23, 1983 several famous people were born including, François Gabart, Mohammed Farah, Kader Mangane.

Which famous people died on March 23, 1983?

Famous people died on March 23, 1983 include, Barney Clark.

What was the number one song in March 23, 1983?

The number one song in the week of March 23, 1983 was Billie Jean by Michael Jackson in US and Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler in UK.

What were the top hits on March 23, 1983?

The top hits on March 23, 1983 were Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me by Culture Club, Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran in US and Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler, Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics in UK.


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