Wednesday September 14, 1983
US date format: 9/14/1983, UK date format: 14/9/1983
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 14, 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 Amy Winehouse and Khosro Heydari.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Maniac by Michael Sembello.
In UK Red Red Wine by UB40 was in the top 5 hits.
Careful, He Might Hear You, directed by Carl Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Just Our Luck.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Elevator Action or Ant Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of September 14, 1983?
- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 14, 1983?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Michael Sembello - Maniac
- Billy Joel - Tell Her About It
- Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
- Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
- Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
- The Police - Every Breath You Take
- Michael Jackson - Human Nature
- Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz
- Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
- Asia - Don't Cry
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Rick James - Cold Blooded
- The S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To Me
- Jeffrey Osborne - Don't You Get So Mad
- Zapp - I Can Make You Dance
- Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack - Tonight I Celebrate My Love
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - You're Number One (In My Book)
- Herbie Hancock - Rockit
- New Edition - Is This The End
- Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
- The Gap Band - Party Train
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next September 14If September 14, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 19 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?