Monday 26 December 1983
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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 Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?
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Which were the important events of 26 December 1983 ?
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Kwanzaa
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
Famous Birthdays:26 December
- Violet Carson: English actress and singer (d. 1983).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
- Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
- Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
- Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
- Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn't So
- Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
- Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake
- Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
- The Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night
Top #10 songs in the UK
- The Flying Pickets - Only You
- Paul Young - Love Of The Common People
- Slade - My Oh My
- Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
- The Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
- Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love
- David Essex - A Winter's Tale
- Renee & Renato - Save Your Love
- Keith Harris & Orville - Orville's Song
- Modern Romance - Best Years Of Our Lives
Make this date unforgettable
CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 26 December 1983 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?