Friday 9 December 1983
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jermaine Beckford and Neslihan Darnel.
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.
Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Pet Sematary by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Video Music Box.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crystal Castles or Hard Hat Mack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 December 1983 ?
- Anti-Corruption Day 
- Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
- Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
- Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
- Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
- Tanzania - Independence Day (of Tanganyika from Britain, 1961)
- Jermaine Beckford: English-Jamaican footballer.
- Neslihan Darnel: Turkish volleyball player.
- Dariusz Dudka: Polish footballer.
- David Rounds: Actor (Terence-Beacon Hill), dies at 53.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- US Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "...because the food is free and that's easier than paying for it".
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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