Friday 21 October 1983
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Amber Rose and Aaron Tveit.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler.
In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits.
The Right Stuff, directed by Philip Kaufman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Outrageous Acts And Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rote Erde.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3-Demon or Firebirds.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
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Which were the important events of 21 October 1983 ?
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- Amber Rose: Model.
- Aaron Tveit: Stage Actor.
- Charlotte Sullivan: Canadian actress.
- Zack Greinke: American baseball player.
- Brent Hayden
- Shelden Williams: American basketball player.
- Casey Fien: American baseball player.
- Gonzalo Klusener: Argentinian footballer.
- Andy Marte: Dominican baseball player.
- Chris Sherrington: English-Scottish martial artist.
- Ninet Tayeb: Israeli singer and actress.
- Theodorus H J Zwartkruis: Bishop (Haarlem).
- Pope John Paul II names 3 new Dutch bishops
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1983 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
- Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
- Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream
- Spandau Ballet - True
- Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
- The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another
- The Police - King Of Pain
- Prince - Delirious
- Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
- Sheena Easton - Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)
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