Monday January 31, 1983

US date format: 1/31/1983, UK date format: 31/1/1983

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Keen'V and Fabio Quagliarella. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Africa by Toto. In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits. Videodrome, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while Growing Up by Russell Baker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Hard Word. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Captain Beeble or Blaster.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Ludovica
  • Saint Geminianus
  • Saint Marcella
  • Saint Pedro Nolasco
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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

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

Rub-a-Dub-Tub

Rub-a-Dub-Tub

Zycie Kamila Kuranta

Zycie Kamila Kuranta

Days to next January 31

If January 31, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 7 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery by Femmy DeLyser

Jane Fonda'S Workout Book For Pregnancy, Birth And Recovery

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DeLyser, Fonda's fitness coach before the birth of her son, Troy, in 1973, later joined Jane's Workout studios to teach breathing exercises for pregnant women and recovery classes.

Megatrends by John Naisbitt

Megatrends

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Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives

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

Growing Up by Russell Baker

Growing Up

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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been

Space by James A. Michener

Space

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Already a renowned chronicler of the epic events of world history, James A. Michener tackles the most ambitious subject of his career: space, the last great frontier.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

High Way Race

High Way Race

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Taito Corporation

Captain Beeble

Captain Beeble

Platform: Atari 8-bit

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Inhome

Mappy

Mappy

Platform: Super Cassette Vision, iOS, MSX, PC-6001, PC-8801, Family Computer, Palm OS, X1, Game Gear, Wii (Virtual Console), Windows Phone

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: WW Namco; JP Epoch; JP Nintendo; NA Bally Midway

Micro Mouse Goes Debugging

Micro Mouse Goes Debugging

Platform: ZX Spectrum 16K, Commodore 64

Publisher: MC Lothlorien

Blaster

Blaster

Platform: Arcade Game, IBM PC

Genre: 3D shooter

Publisher: Williams


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