Tuesday May 24, 1983

US date format: 5/24/1983, UK date format: 24/5/1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Custódio Castro and Pedram Javaheri. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. Another Time, Another Place, directed by Michael Radford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while White Gold Wielder by Stephen R. Donaldson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Shades of Darkness. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jack Attack or Drol.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
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Events

  • US Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks to schools that racially discriminate against students.
  • Fred Sinowatz succeeds Bruno Kreisky as chancellor of Austria.

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Movies

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Another Time, Another Place

Another Time, Another Place

Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: Phyllis Logan, Giovanni Mauriello, Denise Coffey, Tom Watson

Psycho II

Psycho II

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia

Country: United States of America

The Man with Two Brains

The Man with Two Brains

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict

Country: United States of America

Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker

Directed by: Frank Zuniga

Starring: Fernando Allende, Dawn Dunlap, Peter Gonzales Falcon, Miguel Ferrer

WarGames

WarGames

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness

Directed by: Ian Adema

No Excuses

No Excuses

Directed by: Miguel Gaudencio

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

Days to next May 24

If May 24, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 4 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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White Gold Wielder by Stephen R. Donaldson

White Gold Wielder

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Thomas Covenant knew that despite his failure on the Isle of The One Tree, he had to return to the Land and fight.

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.

The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian

The Summer Of Katya

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In the golden summer of 1914, Jean-Marc Montjean, recently graduated from medical school, comes to the small French village of Salies to assist the village physician.

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

The One Minute Manager

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For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal

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?

Bio-Attack

Bio-Attack

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito

Mined-Out

Mined-Out

Platform: Sinclair Spectrum; Dragon 32; BBC Micro; Acorn Electron

Firebirds

Firebirds

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Softek

Jack Attack

Jack Attack

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform action

Publisher: Commodore

Drol

Drol

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Brøderbund

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 24, 1983?

On May 24, 1983 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is May 24, 1983?

On May 24, 1983 the zodiac sign was Gemini.

Who was the US President on May 24, 1983?

On May 24, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 24, 1983?

On May 24, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 24, 1983?

On May 24, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 24, 1983?

On May 24, 1983 several famous people were born including, Custódio Castro, Pedram Javaheri, Ricky Mabe.

What was the number one song in May 24, 1983?

The number one song in the week of May 24, 1983 was Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara in US and True by Spandau Ballet in UK.

What were the top hits on May 24, 1983?

The top hits on May 24, 1983 were Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara, Let's Dance by David Bowie, Beat It by Michael Jackson in US and True by Spandau Ballet, Candy Girl by New Edition, Temptation by Heaven 17 in UK.


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