Wednesday 16 March 1983
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.
In UK Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler was in the top 5 hits.
The Beyond, directed by Lucio Fulci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1983 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Brandon League: American baseball player.
- Stephen Drew: American baseball player.
- Vitali Gussev: Estonian footballer.
- Joe Mande: American comedian actor and screenwriter.
- Tramon Williams: American football player.
- Woodkid : French singer-songwriter and film director, born to a jewish mother. He is also a neo folk musician and graphic designer.
- Chris Ballinger: YouTube Star
- Smallest crowd (1814) at Cleveland Coliseum for NBA game, Cleveland Caviliers versus New Jersey Nets.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
- Bob Seger - Shame On The Moon
- Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
- Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
- The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang
- Lionel Richie - You Are
- Kenny Rogers - We've Got Tonight
- Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - One On One
- Styx - Mr. Roboto
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