Thursday December 29, 1983

US date format: 12/29/1983, UK date format: 29/12/1983

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 29, 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 Sabrina Javor and Jessica Andrews. 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 3D Crazy Coaster or Captain Beeble.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)

Events

  • US announced withdrawal from UNESCO
  • The Reverend Jesse Jackson travels to Syria to secure the release of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman, who has been in Syrian captivity after being shot down over the country on a reconnaissance mission.
  • Brunei gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • Two bombs explode in France one on the Paris train kills 3 and injures 19. The other at Marseille station kills 2 and injures 34.
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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 29

If December 29, 1983 is your birthday you're 36 years, 8 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 1 day.
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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?

Master Miner

Master Miner

Platform: IBM PC

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Funtastic

3D Crazy Coaster

3D Crazy Coaster

Platform: Vectrex

Genre: Vehicle simulation

Publisher: Milton Bradley

Captain Beeble

Captain Beeble

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Inhome

Excalibur

Excalibur

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Strategy video game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

Pac & Pal

Pac & Pal

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Namco

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 29, 1983?

On December 29, 1983 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 29, 1983?

On December 29, 1983 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 29, 1983?

On December 29, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 29, 1983?

On December 29, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 29, 1983?

On December 29, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 29, 1983?

On December 29, 1983 several famous people were born including, Sabrina Javor, Alison Brie, Jessica Andrews.

What was the number one song in December 29, 1983?

The number one song in the week of December 29, 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 29, 1983?

The top hits on December 29, 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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