Tuesday December 27, 1983

US date format: 12/27/1983, UK date format: 27/12/1983

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 27, 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 Cole Hamels and Emily Eddington. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits. Blue Thunder, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Berlin Game by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fynbos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crystals of Zong or Jr. Pac-Man.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The second day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • A bank holiday in Britain and elsewhere if 25 December or 26 December falls in the weekend.
  • R.C. Saints - John the Apostle and Evangelist

Events

  • Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca).
  • A propane explosion in Buffalo, New York kills five firefighters and two civilians, and devastates 16 square blocks.

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Movies

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Blue Thunder

Blue Thunder

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern

Country: United States of America

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

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

Night Court

Night Court

Days to next December 27

If December 27, 1983 is your birthday you're 36 years, 9 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

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

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Pet Sematary

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Discover the classic #1 New York Times bestseller from master storyteller Stephen King!When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic and rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to …

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 Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco

The Name Of The Rose

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Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Médicis Étranger awards The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

10-Yard Fight

10-Yard Fight

Platform: Family Computer/NES, MSX

Genre: American football

Publisher: NA Taito Arcade NA Nintendo NES EU Nintendo NES JP IremArcade/FC EU Electrocoin Arcade; NA Taito Arcade; NA Nintendo NES; EU Nintendo NES; JP IremArcade/FC; EU Electrocoin Arcade

Crystals of Zong

Crystals of Zong

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Action

Libble Rabble

Libble Rabble

Platform: Arcade, FM Towns Marty, X68000, Super Famicom, Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: Namco

Alpha Beam with Ernie

Alpha Beam with Ernie

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Edutainment

Jr. Pac-Man

Jr. Pac-Man

Platform: Arcade, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Maze

Publisher: NA Bally Midway; NA Atari; NA/EU Namco

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 27, 1983?

On December 27, 1983 the day of the week was Tuesday.

What zodiac sign is December 27, 1983?

On December 27, 1983 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 27, 1983?

On December 27, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 27, 1983?

On December 27, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 27, 1983?

On December 27, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 27, 1983?

On December 27, 1983 several famous people were born including, Cole Hamels, Richard Roberts, Emily Eddington.

Which famous people died on December 27, 1983?

Famous people died on December 27, 1983 include, Walter Scott.

What was the number one song in December 27, 1983?

The number one song in the week of December 27, 1983 was Say Say Say by Paul McCartney in US and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid in UK.

What were the top hits on December 27, 1983?

The top hits on December 27, 1983 were Say Say Say by Paul McCartney, Say It Isn't So by Daryl Hall & John Oates, Union Of The Snake by Duran Duran in US and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid, Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney, The Power Of Love by Frankie Goes To Hollywood in UK.


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