Monday 5 December 1983
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney.
In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits.
Christine, directed by John Carpenter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Pet Sematary by Stephen King 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 5 December 1983 ?
- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Cooper Cronk: Australian rugby league footballer.
- Jackie Appiah: Movie Actress.
- Samantha Lewthwaite: Irish-English criminal.
- Tiffany Weimer: American soccer player.
- Robert Aldrich: Director / producer (Last Sunset), dies at 65.
- 12 killed by a car bomb shattering 9-story building in west Beirut
- LA Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use
- Dissolution of the Military Junta in Argentina.
- ICIMOD is established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
- Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
- Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn't So
- Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
- Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream
- Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake
- Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize
- John Cougar Mellencamp - Crumblin' Down
- Culture Club - Church Of The Poison Mind
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