Tuesday 13 December 1983
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Otylia Jedrzejczak and Janeth Jepkosgei.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney.
In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits.
Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while While Reagan Slept by Art Buchwald was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Video Music Box.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Business Games or Epidemic!.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Otylia Jedrzejczak
- Janeth Jepkosgei: Kenyan runner.
- Dan Halawi: YouNow Star.
- J Alvarez: Rapper.
- Matt Deis: American bass player and songwriter.
- Otylia Jędrzejczak: Polish swimmer.
- 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
- KYA-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KOIT
- British Airways incorporates.
- Turgut Özal, of ANAP forms the new government of Turkey (45th government) beginning of a new civilian regime
- A discotheque fire in Madrid, Spain, kills 83 people.
- A Provisional IRA car bomb kills 6 Christmas shoppers and injures 90 outside Harrods in London.
- A propane explosion in Buffalo, New York kills 5 firefighters and 2 civilians.
- Pope John Paul II visits his would-be assassin Mehmet Ali Ağca in prison to forgive him.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn't So
- Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
- Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
- Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake
- Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
- Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
- Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream
- Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
- Culture Club - Church Of The Poison Mind
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