Thursday May 12, 1983
US date format: 5/12/1983, UK date format: 12/5/1983
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Alina Kabaeva and Domhnall Gleeson.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Beat It by Michael Jackson.
In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits.
WarGames, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Heartburn by Nora Ephron was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching No Excuses.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alpha Beam with Ernie or G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 12, 1983?
- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
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- Julie Lynne Hayek, (California), crowned 32nd Miss USA
- Oilers 3-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 12, 1983?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Jackson - Beat It
- David Bowie - Let's Dance
- Greg Kihn Band - Jeopardy
- Men At Work - Overkill
- Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
- Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
- Irene Cara - Flashdance...What A Feeling
- Prince - Little Red Corvette
- Laura Branigan - Solitaire
- After The Fire - Der Kommissar
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 12If May 12, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 4 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 20 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?