Wednesday January 12, 1983
US date format: 1/12/1983, UK date format: 12/1/1983
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 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 Styliani Kaltsidou and Miho Tanaka.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work.
In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits.
Lianna, directed by John Sayles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Space by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Family Tree.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chuck Norris Superkicks or Champion Baseball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 12, 1983?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- NCAA creates the football Kickoff Classic to begin in August.
- Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 1983?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Michael Jackson And Paul McCartney - The Girl Is Mine
- Sonny Charles - Put It In A Magazine
- Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
- Lionel Richie - Truly
- Tyrone Davis - Are You Serious
- Janet Jackson - Young Love
- Kool & The Gang - Let's Go Dancin' (ooh La, La, La)
- Chaka Khan - Got To Be There
- Barkays - Do It (let Me See You Shake)
- Evelyn King - Betcha She Don't Love You
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 12If January 12, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 8 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 17 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?