Wednesday 28 December 1983
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mike He .
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.
On TV people were watching Grimm's Fairy Tales and Storybook Series.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chariot Race or Mangia.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 December 1983 ?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
- US say they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984
- 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2).
- Warren Cromartie signs three year US$2.5 million contract with Yomiuri Giants.
- US says they will leave UNESCO on December 31, 1984.
- Dennis Wilson, American drummer/singer (The Beach Boys), drowns at age 39 (born 1944).
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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
Top #10 songs in the UK
- The Flying Pickets - Only You
- Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love
- Paul Young - Love Of The Common People
- David Essex - A Winter's Tale
- Slade - My Oh My
- Renee & Renato - Save Your Love
- Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
- Keith Harris & Orville - Orville's Song
- The Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
- Modern Romance - Best Years Of Our Lives
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