Wednesday 16 November 1983
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Britta Steffen and Christoffer Svensson.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to All Night Long (All Night) by Lionel Richie.
In UK Uptown Girl by Billy Joel was in the top 5 hits.
Terms of Endearment, directed by James L. Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Monimbo by Robert Moss and Arnaud de Borchgrave was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching SCTV Channel.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kool-Aid Man or Juno First.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
- R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
- Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day for Tolerance
- Iceland - Dagur fslenskrar tungu (Icelandic Language Day)
- Thailand - Loy Krathong festival (2005)
- Britta Steffen: German freestyle swimmer, she holds the world's record for women's 50 and 100 metre freestyle.
- Christoffer Svensson
- Adam Best: TV Actor.
- K : South orean-born Japanese singer.
- Kool AD: American rapper (Das Racist and Boy Crisis).
- Chris Gocong: American football player.
- Janelle Jamer: Filipino actress and singer.
- Kari Lehtonen: Finnish ice hockey goaltender.
- Sean Lowe: Reality Star.
- Kapil Dev takes 9-83 vs. WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose
- In Hawaii, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurs.
- A jury in Gretna, Louisiana acquits Ginny Foat of the murder of Argentine businessman Moses Chaiyo.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
- Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
- Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
- Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream
- Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noize
- Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
- Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
- The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another
- The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn't So
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