Saturday 8 October 1983
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Travis Pastrana and Mario Cassano.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler.
In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits.
Possession, directed by Andrzej Zulawski, 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 Price iz Nepricave.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Domino Man or Forbidden Forest.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 October 1983 ?
- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Travis Pastrana: American motor sports competitor.
- Mario Cassano: Italian footballer.
- Michael Fraser: Scottish footballer.
- Mihkel Kukk: Estonian javelin thrower.
- Abhishek Nayar: Indian cricketer.
- Joan Hackett: American actress first discovered by a photographer named Scavullo at 17.
- 1st regular season Islander OT game beat Caps 8-7
- Washington Capitals' first NHL overtime game losing to New York Islanders 8-7.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
- Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
- The Police - King Of Pain
- Spandau Ballet - True
- Stray Cats - (She's) Sexy + 17
- Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream
- Billy Joel - Tell Her About It
- Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
- The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another
- Frank Stallone - Far From Over
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