Monday 18 April 1983
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include François Clerc and Miguel Cabrera.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners.
In UK Let's Dance by David Bowie was in the top 5 hits.
Flashdance, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Ancient Evenings by Norman Mailer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ah Diddums or Door Door.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
- Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
- Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
- Saint Timon
- Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
- Saint Werner (d. 1287)
- Blessed Idesbald van der Gracht (d. 1167), patron saint of fishermen and Flemish nobility
- Saint Eusebius (d. 526)
- Saint Apollonius (d. 185/6)
- Marie de l'Incarnation (1566 ? 1618)
- The Cheat's Cheatday on homestarrunner.com
- Zimbabwe ? Independence Day.
- Saint Emma
- Iran - Army Day
- François Clerc
- Miguel Cabrera: Baseball Player.
- Reeve Carney: American singer-songwriter guitarist and actor.
- Cristina Nardozzi: American model Miss Massachusetts USA 2005.
- Amina Pankey: Rapper.
- George Balanchine: Russian-American dancer, known as one of the most famous choreographers in the field of ballet.
- A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at US Embassy in Lebanon
- Alice Walker wins Pulitzer Prize for The Color Purple
- KMO-AM in Tacoma Washington changes call letters to KAMT (now KKMO)
- Pulitzer prize awarded to Alice Walker for The Color Purple.
- Rangers 3-Isles 1 - Patrick Division Finals - Series tied at 2-2
- 87th Boston Marathon won by Greg Meyer of Massachusetts in 2:09:00.
- A suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.
- The Disney Channel, a cable-TV network, begins broadcasting, at 7:00 AM, with a show called Good Morning, Mickey. The service runs for 18 hours per day.
- The April 1983 U.S. Embassy bombing in Beirut kills 63 people.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
- Michael Jackson - Beat It
- Styx - Mr. Roboto
- Greg Kihn Band - Jeopardy
- Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
- After The Fire - Der Kommissar
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - One On One
- Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
- David Bowie - Let's Dance
- Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
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