Thursday January 27, 1983

US date format: 1/27/1983, UK date format: 27/1/1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Carlo Colaiacovo and Deon Anderson. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work. In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Videodrome, directed by David Cronenberg, 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 Corridors of Genon or Bugaboo (The Flea).
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • UN ? International Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Germany ? Gedenktag fnr die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Commemoration Day for the Victims of National Socialism).
  • Catholicism ? Catholic Schools Week.
  • Poland ? Dzie? Pami?ci Ofiar Nazizmu (Memorial Day for the Victims of Nazism).
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Events

  • The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, breaks through.

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Movies

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Videodrome

Videodrome

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Country: United States of America

Without a Trace

Without a Trace

Directed by: Stanley R. Jaffe

Starring: Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes, Stockard Channing

Blue Thunder

Blue Thunder

Directed by: John Badham

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

Country: United States of America

Frightmare

Frightmare

Directed by: Norman Thaddeus Vane

Starring: Ferdy Mayne, Luca Bercovici, Nita Talbot, Leon Askin

Lianna

Lianna

Directed by: John Sayles

Starring: Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries, Jo Henderson

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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

Children's ITV

Children's ITV

Behind the Bike Sheds

Behind the Bike Sheds

Days to next January 27

If January 27, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 7 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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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

Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia

Living, Loving & Learning

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Living Loving and Learning is a delightful collection of Leo Buscaglia's informative and amusing lectures, which were delivered worldwide between 1970 and 1981. Parts of them have appeared in books and magazine articles, but this is the only complete collection.

Life Sentences by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Life Sentences

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Life sentences: A novel

Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton

Goodbye, Mickey Mouse

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Deighton's historical fiction Goodbye, Mickey Mouse vividly evokes wartime England. In the winter of 1943-44, a group of American fighter pilots flies escort missions over Germany--among them the deeply reserved Captain

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Corridors of Genon

Corridors of Genon

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Arcade , Maze game

Publisher: New Generation Software

Star Wars

Star Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Beyond the Tesseract

Beyond the Tesseract

Platform: TRS-80, MS-DOS, Atari ST

Genre: Surreal

Bugaboo (The Flea)

Bugaboo (The Flea)

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

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Quicksilva

Cavern Creatures

Cavern Creatures

Platform: Apple II

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Datamost


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