Friday 26 August 1983
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Felix Porteiro and Mattia Cassani.
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.
Cannibal Ferox, directed by Umberto Lenzi, 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 Crystals of Zong or Cube Quest.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1983 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Felix Porteiro: Spanish racing driver.
- Mattia Cassani: Italian footballer.
- Nicol David: Malaysian squash player.
- Toshiaki Imae: Japanese baseball player.
- Félix Porteiro: Spanish race car driver.
- Mike Kellin: Actor (Honestly Celeste), dies at 61 of cancer.
- Heavy rain triggers flooding at Bilbao (Spain) and surrounding areas, killing 45 people and causing millions in damages.
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)
- Michael Sembello - Maniac
- Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
- Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz
- Men At Work - It's A Mistake
- Stevie Nicks - Stand Back
- The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
- Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya
- David Bowie - China Girl
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