Friday 16 September 1983
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gleb Savchenko and John Afoa.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Maniac by Michael Sembello.
In UK Red Red Wine by UB40 was in the top 5 hits.
The Big Chill, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, 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 Give us a Break.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Capture The Flag or Dino Eggs.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 September 1983 ?
- Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
- Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
- In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
- Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
- Gleb Savchenko: Dancer.
- John Afoa: New Zealand All Black rugby player.
- Katerine Avgoustakis: Belgian singer and pianist.
- Kirsty Coventry: Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer.
- Brandon Moss: American baseball player.
- Legedu Naanee: American football player
- Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a US citizen
- The Austrian body building champion and movie actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, becomes a U. S. citizen.
- Ronald Reagan announces that the Global Positioning System (GPS) would be made available for civilian use.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Sembello - Maniac
- Billy Joel - Tell Her About It
- Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
- Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
- Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
- The Police - Every Breath You Take
- Michael Jackson - Human Nature
- Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz
- Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
- Asia - Don't Cry
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