Monday January 17, 1983
US date format: 1/17/1983, UK date format: 17/1/1983
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Yelle (singer) and Alvaro Arbeloa.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Down Under by Men At Work.
In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits.
Lianna, directed by John Sayles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Hard Word.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Hard Hat Mack or 3-Demon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 17, 1983?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- 10th American Music Awards: Kenny Rogers.
- Nigeria expels two million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians.
- Alabama Governor George C Wallace becomes governor for record fourth time.
- The tallest department store in the world, Hudson's, flagship store in downtown Detroit closes due to high cost of operating.
- Doodles Weaver: actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots...
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 17, 1983?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Michael Jackson And Paul McCartney - The Girl Is Mine
- Sonny Charles - Put It In A Magazine
- Tyrone Davis - Are You Serious
- Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
- Chaka Khan - Got To Be There
- Janet Jackson - Young Love
- Lionel Richie - Truly
- Evelyn King - Betcha She Don't Love You
- Barkays - Do It (let Me See You Shake)
- Ray Parker Jr. - Bad Boy
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 17If January 17, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 6 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 4 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?