Saturday October 29, 1983

US date format: 10/29/1983, UK date format: 29/10/1983

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Jérémy Mathieu and Nurcan Taylan. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Islands In The Stream by Kenny Rogers. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. The Return of Captain Invincible, directed by Philippe Mora, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Just Our Luck. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aztarac or Marslander.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Terence of Metz
  • Turkey - Republic Day (1923)
  • Anglican Church - James Hannington
  • St. Zenobius
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Events

  • 550,000 Dutch demonstrate against cruise missile
  • Over 500,000 people demonstrate against cruise missiles in The Hague, Netherlands.

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Movies

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The Return of Captain Invincible

The Return of Captain Invincible

Directed by: Philippe Mora

Starring: Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick, Bill Hunter

Touched

Touched

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: Robert Hays, Kathleen Beller, Ned Beatty, Gilbert Lewis

Deal of the Century

Deal of the Century

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines, Vince Edwards

Papy fait de la résistance

Papy fait de la résistance

Directed by: Jean-Marie Poiré

Starring: Christian Clavier, Michel Galabru, Roland Giraud, Gérard Jugnot

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Just Our Luck

Just Our Luck

Directed by: Crystal Ellis

Love Connection

Love Connection

Directed by: Joseph L Leath

The Natural World

The Natural World

Starring: Barry Paine, David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Return of the Condor Heroes

Return of the Condor Heroes

Starring: Andy Lau

Country: Hong Kong

Who Dares Wins

Who Dares Wins

Starring: Julia Hills, Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville, Philip Pope

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next October 29

If October 29, 1983 is your birthday you're 36 years, 10 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre

The Little Drummer Girl

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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Our Kind of Traitor is soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregorThe Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from …

Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

Poland by James A. Michener

Poland

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In this sweeping novel, James A. Michener chronicles eight tumultuous centuries as three Polish families live out their destinies. The Counts Lubonski, the petty nobles Bukowksi, and the peasants Buk are at some times fiercely united, at others tragically divided.

Creating Wealth by Robert G. Allen

Creating Wealth

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Popular speaker, multimillionaire, and author of the all-time bestselling real-estate book Nothing Down, Robert G. Allen knows how to bring you financial success.

Return Of The Jedi by Joan D. Vinge

Return Of The Jedi

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In a sequel to "The Star Wars Storybook" and "The Empire Strikes Back Storybook", Luke Skywalker and his friends in the Rebel Alliance formulate a daring plan to battle with the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aztarac

Aztarac

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Centuri

Godzilla

Godzilla

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Strategy game

Apple Cider Spider

Apple Cider Spider

Platform: Apple II, Commodore 64

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

The Island

The Island

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Crystal Computing

Marslander

Marslander

Platform: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Acornsoft


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