Sunday 11 December 1983
It was Sunday, 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.
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.
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Which were the important events of 11 December 1983 ?
- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Yoh Miyamori: Japanese musician (Orange Range).
- Szymon Laks: Composer, dies at 82.
- 1st visit to Lutheran church by a Pope (John Paul II in Rome)
- Jan Stephens / Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
- 72nd Australian Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-1, 6-4, 6-4).
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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