Tuesday May 17, 1983
US date format: 5/17/1983, UK date format: 17/5/1983
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Harshad Chopra and Channing Frye.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Let's Dance by David Bowie.
In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits.
WarGames, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while The Summer Of Katya by Trevanian was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Shades of Darkness.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Jack Attack or Ant Attack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 17, 1983?
- Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
- Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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- Israel and Lebanon sign a peace treaty
- Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
- Stanley Cup: New York Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in four games.
- The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 17, 1983?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 17If May 17, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 4 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 17 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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on May 17, 1983?
On May 17, 1983 the day of the week was Tuesday.
What zodiac sign is May 17, 1983?
On May 17, 1983 the zodiac sign was Taurus.
Who was the US President on May 17, 1983?
On May 17, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 17, 1983?
On May 17, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on May 17, 1983?
On May 17, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on May 17, 1983?
On May 17, 1983 several famous people were born including, Harshad Chopra, Chris Henry, Channing Frye.
What was the number one song in May 17, 1983?
The number one song in the week of May 17, 1983 was Let's Dance by David Bowie in US and True by Spandau Ballet in UK.
What were the top hits on May 17, 1983?
The top hits on May 17, 1983 were Let's Dance by David Bowie, Beat It by Michael Jackson, Flashdance...What A Feeling by Irene Cara in US and True by Spandau Ballet, Candy Girl by New Edition, Temptation by Heaven 17 in UK.