Wednesday 31 August 1983
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). 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.
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1983 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Deniz Aydoğdu: German-Turkish footballer.
- Milan Biševac: Serbian footballer.
- Bernardo Falcone: Brazilian actor and singer, known for the films Quando Toca o Sino (2009), Plano Alto (2014) and Rebelde (2011).
- Roddy Darragon: French cross-country skier and non-commissioned officer, who has competed since 2002.
- Larry Fitzgerald: American football player.
- Edwin Moses of USA sets the 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz.
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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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