Monday 8 August 1983
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police.
In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits.
Cujo, directed by Lewis Teague, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco 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 8 August 1983 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Guy Burnet: English actor and producer.
- Fred Meyers: American actor.
- Willie Tonga: Australian rugby player.
- Jury in KC, Mo, awards TV anchorwoman Christine Craft $500,000 in sex discrimination suit against KMBC-TV (later overturned)
- Military coup in Guatemala, President Rios Montt flees
- Brigadier General Efrain Rios Montt is deposed as president of Guatemela.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Police - Every Breath You Take
- Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
- Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
- Michael Sembello - Maniac
- Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know
- Stevie Nicks - Stand Back
- Irene Cara - Flashdance...What A Feeling
- Men At Work - It's A Mistake
- Sergio Mendes - Never Gonna Let You Go
- The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
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