Thursday February 24, 1983

US date format: 2/24/1983, UK date format: 24/2/1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 24, 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 Sophie Howard and Isabelle Ithurburu. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. Tender Mercies, directed by Bruce Beresford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Megatrends by John Naisbitt was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Hard Word. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Mangia or Bank Heist.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
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Events

  • A special commission of the Congress of the United States releases a report critical of the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 1100 mark for first time.

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Movies

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Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley

Curtains

Curtains

Directed by: Richard Ciupka

Starring: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson, Anne Ditchburn

Sheer Madness

Sheer Madness

Directed by: Margarethe von Trotta

Starring: Hanna Schygulla, Angela Winkler, Peter Striebeck, Christine Fersen

Himmatwala

Himmatwala

Directed by: K. Raghavendra Rao

Starring: Sridevi, Jeetendra, Amjad Khan, Waheeda Rehman

Local Hero

Local Hero

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Hard Word

The Hard Word

Directed by: Scott Roberts

The Family Tree

The Family Tree

Directed by: Vivi Friedman

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Monaco Franze - Der ewige Stenz

Monaco Franze - Der ewige Stenz

The Renegades

The Renegades

Days to next February 24

If February 24, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 5 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 17 days.
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Books

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Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

Growing Up by Russell Baker

Growing Up

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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been

The Valley Of Horses by Jean M. Auel

The Valley Of Horses

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This unforgettable odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman.

Crossings by Danielle Steel

Crossings

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Despite rumors of impending war, the majestic ship Normandie makes its transatlantic voyage from Washington D.C., to France.

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ah Diddums

Ah Diddums

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Imagine Software

Mangia

Mangia

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Spectravision

Bugaboo (The Flea)

Bugaboo (The Flea)

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64, MSX, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Quicksilva

Killer Gorilla

Killer Gorilla

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Micro Power

Bank Heist

Bank Heist

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Maze

Publisher: 20th Century Fox


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