Friday December 30, 1983

US date format: 12/30/1983, UK date format: 30/12/1983

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 30, 1983). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ashley Bashioum and Richard Trudeau. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney. In UK Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney was in the top 5 hits. Blue Thunder, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Who Killed The Robins Family? by Thomas Chastain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fynbos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing N-Sub or Food Fight.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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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

Directed by: David Worth

Starring: Robert Ginty, Persis Khambatta, Donald Pleasence, Fred Williamson

Silkwood

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Country: United States of America

Gorky Park

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen

Uncommon Valor

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack, Fred Ward

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 30, 1983?


    Holidays

  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Fynbos

Directed by: Harry Patramanis

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Written by: Franc Roddam

Directed by: Anthony Garner

Starring: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Die Super-Hitparade der Volksmusik

Interference

Directed by: Nick Pilton

Night Court

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1983?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

Who Killed The Robins Family?

By: Thomas Chastain

Mystery lovers are given a chance to unmask a killer and win a cash reward for the correct solution as they examine clues to the murder of eight members of the Robins family

The Saga Of Baby Divine

By: Bette Midler

From the fertile and outrageous imagination of the Divine Miss M herself comes a hilarious, touching and uplifting fable about The Truth.

While Reagan Slept

By: Art Buchwald

A portrait of Ronald Reagan by the noted Washington columnist and humorist observes the fortieth president of the United States while he sleeps

The Human Body

By: Jonathan Miller

Three-dimensional and movable illustrations enable the reader to experience the mechanisms by which one thinks, sees, hears, moves and stays alive.

The Robots Of Dawn

By: Isaac Asimov

A millennium into the future two advances have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chequered Flag

Platform: ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sim racing

Publisher: Sinclair Research Ltd

Gossip

Platform: Atari 8-bit computers

Genre: Art game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange

The Glob

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Epos

Food Fight

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

N-Sub

Platform: Arcade game, Sega SG-1000, Sega SC-3000

Genre: Fixed Shooter

Publisher: SEGA


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