Wednesday August 10, 1983
US date format: 8/10/1983, UK date format: 10/8/1983
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 10, 1983). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Spencer Redford and Jennifer Leigh.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Every Breath You Take by The Police.
In UK Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band was in the top 5 hits.
Mr. Mom, directed by Stan Dragoti, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doctor Who: The First Adventure or Cassette 50.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 10, 1983?
- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 10, 1983?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Police - Every Breath You Take
- Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
- Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
- Michael Sembello - Maniac
- Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know
- Stevie Nicks - Stand Back
- Irene Cara - Flashdance...What A Feeling
- Men At Work - It's A Mistake
- Sergio Mendes - Never Gonna Let You Go
- The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?