Monday December 19, 1983
US date format: 12/19/1983, UK date format: 19/12/1983
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It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 19, 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 Yannick Nyanga and Audrey Santo.
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.
Warrior of the Lost World, directed by David Worth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while One Brief Shining Moment by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fynbos.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bugaboo (The Flea) or The Island.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 19, 1983?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 19, 1983?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn't So
- Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake
- Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
- Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
- Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
- Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
- Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
- The Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night
- Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love
- The Flying Pickets - Only You
- Paul Young - Love Of The Common People
- David Essex - A Winter's Tale
- Slade - My Oh My
- Renee & Renato - Save Your Love
- Keith Harris & Orville - Orville's Song
- Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
- The Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
- Modern Romance - Best Years Of Our Lives
Sport Games on December 19, 1983
- Dallas Cowboys - San Francisco 49ers : 17 - 42
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?