Friday August 26, 1983

US date format: 8/26/1983, UK date format: 26/8/1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 26, 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 Elisabeth Jordan and Mattia Cassani. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police. In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits. Women's Prison Massacre, directed by Bruno Mattei, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Frogrun! or Mappy.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday

Events

  • Heavy rain triggers flooding at Bilbao (Spain) and surrounding areas, killing 45 people and causing millions in damages.

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Famous Deaths

  • : Hartford, Connecticut -- Actor (Honestly...

Movies

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Women's Prison Massacre

Women's Prison Massacre

Directed by: Bruno Mattei

Starring: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Ursula Flores, Maria Romano

Deathstalker

Deathstalker

Directed by: James Sbardellati

Starring: Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Richard Brooker, Lana Clarkson

Getting It On

Getting It On

Directed by: William Olsen

Starring: Martin Yost, Heather Kennedy, Jeff Edmond, Kathy Brickmeier

Microwave Massacre

Microwave Massacre

Directed by: Wayne Berwick

Starring: Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Al Troupe, Marla Simon

Suburbia

Suburbia

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

Starring: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien

TV Series

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Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Moschops

Moschops

Directed by: Jim Trainor

The Best of Times

The Best of Times

WWF All American Wrestling

WWF All American Wrestling

Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova

Days to next August 26

If August 26, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 1 month, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book by Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book

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Jane Fonda's Workout Book

Christine by Stephen King

Christine

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Just Another Lovers’ Triangle, Right?It was love at first sight. From the moment seventeen-year-old Arnie Cunningham saw Christine, he knew he would do anything to possess her.Arnie’s

Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins

Hollywood Wives

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They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art

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

How To Satisfy A Woman Every Time by Naura Hayden

How To Satisfy A Woman Every Time

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Before writing her immensely popular guide to satisfying women in bed, Naura Hayden interviewed close to 500 women and discovered that all of them had faced an orgasm during sex at

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

My Name Is Uncle Groucho, You Win A Fat Cigar

My Name Is Uncle Groucho, You Win A Fat Cigar

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Frogrun!

Frogrun!

Platform: VIC-20 Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Publisher: Anirog Software

The Birds and the Bees II: Antics

The Birds and the Bees II: Antics

Platform: Commodore 64 ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Bug-Byte

Mappy

Mappy

Platform: Super Cassette Vision, iOS, MSX, PC-6001, PC-8801, Family Computer, Palm OS, X1, Game Gear, Wii (Virtual Console), Windows Phone

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: WW Namco; JP Epoch; JP Nintendo; NA Bally Midway

Atic Atac

Atic Atac

Platform: ZX Spectrum BBC Micro

Genre: Arcade adventure Maze

Publisher: Ultimate Play The Game

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 26, 1983?

On August 26, 1983 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is August 26, 1983?

On August 26, 1983 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 26, 1983?

On August 26, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 26, 1983?

On August 26, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 26, 1983?

On August 26, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 26, 1983?

On August 26, 1983 several famous people were born including, Elisabeth Jordan, Felix Porteiro, Mattia Cassani.

Which famous people died on August 26, 1983?

Famous people died on August 26, 1983 include, Mike Kellin.

What was the number one song in August 26, 1983?

The number one song in the week of August 26, 1983 was Every Breath You Take by The Police in US and Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band in UK.

What were the top hits on August 26, 1983?

The top hits on August 26, 1983 were Every Breath You Take by The Police, Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics, Maniac by Michael Sembello in US and Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band, Gold by Spandau Ballet, Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) by Paul Young in UK.


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