Sunday December 25, 1983, Christmas

US date format: 12/25/1983, UK date format: 25/12/1983

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 25, 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. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits. Warrior of the Lost World, directed by David Worth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while One Brief Shining Moment by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fynbos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ant Attack or Pac & Pal.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.

Events

  • 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Miro: Spanish artist, considered the best of...

Movies

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Warrior of the Lost World

Warrior of the Lost World

Directed by: David Worth

Starring: Robert Ginty, Persis Khambatta, Donald Pleasence, Fred Williamson

Silkwood

Silkwood

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States of America

Gorky Park

Gorky Park

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen

Uncommon Valor

Uncommon Valor

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack, Fred Ward

The Keep

The Keep

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

TV Series

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Fynbos

Fynbos

Directed by: Harry Patramanis

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

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Directed by: Anthony Garner

Starring: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Interference

Interference

Directed by: Nick Pilton

Die Super-Hitparade der Volksmusik

Die Super-Hitparade der Volksmusik

The Frugal Gourmet

The Frugal Gourmet

Starring: Jeffrey L. Smith

Country: United States of America

Days to next December 25

If December 25, 1983 is your birthday you're 36 years, 8 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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One Brief Shining Moment by William Manchester

One Brief Shining Moment

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One Brief Shining Moment: Remembering Kennedy

Tough Times Never Last by Robert H. Schuller

Tough Times Never Last

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Name your problem, and you name your possibility! That's the message in Dr. Robert H. Schuller's new bestseller, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! Dr.

The Robots Of Dawn by Isaac Asimov

The Robots Of Dawn

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A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.

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

Berlin Game by Len Deighton

Berlin Game

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Long-awaited reissue of the first part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.East

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Forbidden Forest

Forbidden Forest

Platform: Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit

Genre: Action

Publisher: Cosmi Corporation

Ant Attack

Ant Attack

Platform: ZX Spectrum Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Quicksilva

Buzz Bombers

Buzz Bombers

Platform: Intellivision

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Mattel

Pac & Pal

Pac & Pal

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Namco

Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man

Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man

Platform: Atari 2600, Intellivision

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Intellivision


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