Saturday 17 December 1983
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sébastien Ogier and Erik Christensen.
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 Poland by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Video Music Box.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beamrider or Mappy.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 December 1983 ?
- Sébastien Ogier: French rally driver, his titles "champion of champions" in the rally world championships 2013, 14, and 15 are coming after the successes of French Sebastien Loeb and Didier Auriol.
- Erik Christensen: Canadian ice hockey player.
- Haron Keitany: Kenyan runner.
- Kosuke Saito: Japanese DJ and composer.
- Peg closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 5 performances
- Disco in Madrid catches fire; 83 die
- The IRA bombs Harrods Department Store in London, killing six people.
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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Sport Games on 17 December 1983
- Cincinnati Bengals - Minnesota Vikings : 14 - 20
- New York Giants - Washington Redskins : 22 - 31
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