Wednesday 16 February 1983
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alexia Palombo (Star Academy) and Tuomo Ruutu.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Baby, Come To Me by Patti Austin.
In UK Too Shy by Kajagoogoo was in the top 5 hits.
The King of Comedy, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Different Seasons by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Machine Gunners.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blaster or Bomberman.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Juliana
- Saint Lucilla
- Remembrance of Lambertus
- Saint Jeremias
- Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
- Kyoto Protocol Day (2005)
- Lithuania - Independence Day (1918)
- Alexia Palombo (Star Academy)
- Tuomo Ruutu: Finnish ice hockey player.
- Danish Taimoor: TV Actor.
- Agyness Deyn: English model actress and singer.
- Nellie massacre: over 2,000 people, mostly Bangladeshi Muslims, are massacred in Assam, India, during the Assam agitation.
- Wah Mee massacre: 13 people are killed in an attempted robbery in Seattle, Washington.
- The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intention to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
- Failure of automatic shut-down at Salem Nuclear Power Plant, New Jersey, USA
- A special commission of the Congress of the United States releases a report critical of the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
- Bermondsey by-election, 1983 (U.K.): Simon Hughes's defeat of Peter Tatchell is criticised for alleged homophobia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Patti Austin - Baby, Come To Me
- Men At Work - Down Under
- Bob Seger - Shame On The Moon
- Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut
- Toto - Africa
- Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
- Eddie Rabbitt - You And I
- Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
- Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
- Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love
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