Monday 29 August 1983
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Landon and Antti Niemi.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics.
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.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Archon: The Light and the Dark or Mega Zone.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 August 1983 ?
- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
- Jennifer Landon: American actor and noted family member, she is the daughter of Michael Landon who died when she was seven.
- Antti Niemi: Finnish ice hockey player.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
- Michael Sembello - Maniac
- The Police - Every Breath You Take
- Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz
- Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
- Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
- Billy Joel - Tell Her About It
- Men At Work - It's A Mistake
- Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya
- Michael Jackson - Human Nature
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