Thursday 22 December 1983
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Hawkins Australian television personality and Nathalie Péchalat.
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.
On TV people were watching Video Music Box.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fraction Fever or GATO.
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Which were the important events of 22 December 1983 ?
- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- Jennifer Hawkins Australian television personality: crowned Miss Universe in 2004.
- Nathalie Péchalat: French ice dancer (skating).
- Jennifer Hawkins: Model.
- Joe Dinicol: TV Actor.
- Drew Hankinson: American professional wrestler.
- Viola Kibiwot: Kenyan runner
- Egyptian President Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat
- Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Caps
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn't So
- Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake
- Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
- Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
- Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
- Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
- Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
- The Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night
- Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
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