Sunday 2 January 1983
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK The Land Of Make Believe by Bucks Fizz was in the top 5 hits.
Xtro, directed by Harry Bromley Davenport, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 January 1983 ?
- New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
- Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
- The eighth day of Christmas (and ninth night of same) in Western Christianity.
- Science Fiction Day
- Andrew Ebbett: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Alfredo Rios: World Music Singer.
- Kate Bosworth: American actress, whose big Hollywood break came when she landed a role in "The Horse Whisperer" (1998) starring Robert Redford.
- Annie closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances
- Sophisticated Ladies closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 767 performances
- Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing Doonesbury
- Ken Anderson of Cincinnati, Ohio completes record 20 consecutive passes.
- Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ.
- The musical Annie is performed for the last time after 2,377 shows at the Uris Theatre on Broadway, New York City, New York, USA.
- Garry Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing Doonesbury.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Bucks Fizz - The Land Of Make Believe
- Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love
- The Human League - Don't You Want Me
- Men At Work - Down Under
- Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
- Renee & Renato - Save Your Love
- Dollar - Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)
- David Essex - A Winter's Tale
- Adam & The Ants - Ant Rap
- Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue
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