Wednesday August 31, 1983

US date format: 8/31/1983, UK date format: 31/8/1983

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 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 Maria Flor and Roddy Darragon. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics. In UK Red Red Wine by UB40 was in the top 5 hits. The Big Chill, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Working Out by Charles Hix was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Wars or Excalibur.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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Events

  • Edwin Moses of USA sets the 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz.

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Movies

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The Big Chill

The Big Chill

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt

Country: United States of America

Streamers

Streamers

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Matthew Modine, Michael Wright, Mitchell Lichtenstein, David Alan Grier

Women's Prison Massacre

Women's Prison Massacre

Directed by: Bruno Mattei

Starring: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Ursula Flores, Maria Romano

Deathstalker

Deathstalker

Directed by: James Sbardellati

Starring: Rick Hill, Barbi Benton, Richard Brooker, Lana Clarkson

Getting It On

Getting It On

Directed by: William Olsen

Starring: Martin Yost, Heather Kennedy, Jeff Edmond, Kathy Brickmeier

TV Series

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Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht

Moschops

Moschops

Directed by: Jim Trainor

The Puppy's Further Adventures

The Puppy's Further Adventures

You Can Be a Star

You Can Be a Star

Monchhichis

Monchhichis

Days to next August 31

If August 31, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Working Out by Charles Hix

Working Out

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Men do you want rock hard abs in a short amount of time? This is a great book for just that.

Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian

The Summer Of Katya

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In the golden summer of 1914, Jean-Marc Montjean, recently graduated from medical school, comes to the small French village of Salies to assist the village physician.

The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

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Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aztarac

Aztarac

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Centuri

The Glob

The Glob

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Epos

Star Wars

Star Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

GATO

GATO

Platform: DOS, Apple IIe, Atari XE

Genre: Submarine simulator

Publisher: Spectrum Holobyte

Excalibur

Excalibur

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Strategy video game

Publisher: Atari Program Exchange


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