Friday 19 August 1983
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Reeva Steenkamp and Tammin Sursok.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police.
In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits.
Fire and Ice, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while The Name Of The Rose by Umberto Eco was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Friday Night.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Domino Man or Donkey Kong 3.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 August 1983 ?
- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Reeva Steenkamp: Model.
- Tammin Sursok: Australian actress & singer.
- Mike Conway: English race car driver.
- Missy Higgins: Australian singer-songwriter and actress.
- John McCargo: American football player.
- Dodgers trade Dave Stewart and Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
- LSU football player Billy Cannon sentenced to five years for counterfeiting.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Police - Every Breath You Take
- Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
- Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
- Michael Sembello - Maniac
- Stevie Nicks - Stand Back
- Men At Work - It's A Mistake
- Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know
- The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
- Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz
- Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya
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