Friday 1 April 1983
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Olafur Ingi Skulason and Sean Taylor.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.
In UK Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler was in the top 5 hits.
Screwballs, directed by Rafal Zielinski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Miimu iro iro yume no tabi.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Broadsides or Knot in 3D.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 April 1983 ?
- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
- Olafur Ingi Skulason: Icelandic footballer.
- Sean Taylor: American football player (dies 2007).
- Matt Lanter: American actor and model.
- John Axford: Canadian baseball pitcher.
- Tamati Ellison: New Zealand rugby player.
- Lance Hohaia: New Zealand rugby player
- Jussi Jokinen: Finnish-American ice hockey player
- Sergey Lazarev: Russian singer actor and dancer (Smash!!)
- Ólafur Skúlason: Icelandic footballer
- Anti-nuke demonstrators link arms in 14-mile human chain in England.
- New York Islanders' Mike Bossy becomes first to score 60 goals in three consecutive seasons.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
- Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
- Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
- Lionel Richie - You Are
- The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang
- Kenny Rogers - We've Got Tonight
- Styx - Mr. Roboto
- Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - One On One
- Golden Earring - Twilight Zone
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