Thursday February 17, 1983
US date format: 2/17/1983, UK date format: 17/2/1983
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 17, 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 Amélie Bitoun and Kevin Rudolf.
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.
Sheer Madness, directed by Margarethe von Trotta, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Hard Word.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gyruss or Bank Heist.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 17, 1983?
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- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Netherlands adopts constitution.
- Bob Bourne fails on 8th New York Islanders' penalty shot.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 17, 1983?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
- Evelyn King - Betcha She Don't Love You
- The Gap Band - Outstanding
- Debarge - I Like It
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Fall In Love With Me
- Ray Parker Jr. - Bad Boy
- Lionel Richie - You Are
- George Clinton Featuring Coolio - Atomic Dog
- Patti Austin With James Ingram - Baby, Come To Me
- Yarbrough & Peoples - Heartbeats
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?