Friday 14 October 1983
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Lane and Lin Dan.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler.
In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits.
All the Right Moves, directed by Michael Chapman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Iga-no Kabamaru.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bonka or The Island.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 October 1983 ?
- Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
- World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
- RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
- World Organ Donation Day
- Vanessa Lane: American porn star.
- Lin Dan: Chinese badminton player.
- Betty Heidler: German hammer thrower.
- US Marine peacekeeper Sargeant Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut, Lebanon.
- Grenada leftist coup under Vice-Premier Coard.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
- Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
- The Police - King Of Pain
- Spandau Ballet - True
- Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream
- The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another
- Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
- Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
- Billy Joel - Tell Her About It
- Stray Cats - (She's) Sexy + 17
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