Wednesday January 19, 1983
US date format: 1/19/1983, UK date format: 19/1/1983
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Hikaru Utada and Erin Normoyle.
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 Aztarac or Jetpac.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 19, 1983?
- Confederate Heroes Day in Texas.
- Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy ? Julian Calendar Theophany (Epiphany).
- St. Mark of Ephesus feast day .
- Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of Sult�n (Sovereignty) ? First day of the 17th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
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- Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
- Apple Computer announces the Lisa computer. It features a 5 MHz 68000 processor, 12-inch monochrome monitor, 720x364 graphics, two 5.25-inch floppy drives, 5 MB hard drive, and six integrated programs. Its initial price is US$10,000. It is the first commercial personal computer with a graphical user interface.
- Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
- Ham the Chimp: First hominid launched into outer space...
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 19, 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?