Friday April 22, 1983
US date format: 4/22/1983, UK date format: 22/4/1983
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 22, 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 Amanda Quagliata and Claudia Henkel.
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.
The Ballad of Narayama, directed by Shôhei Imamura, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Living, Loving & Learning by Leo Buscaglia was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Time of Your Life.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Godzilla or Congo Bongo.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 22, 1983?
- Saints Soter and Caius
- Saint Leonidas (died 202)
- Brazil - Discovery Day.
- Saint Theodorus (d. 613)
- Rangers 2-Isles 5 - Patrick Division Finals - Isles win series 4-2
- Stern Magazine announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolph Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)
- Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth.
- The German magazine Der Stern claims that the ''Hitler Diaries'' had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 22, 1983?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next April 22If April 22, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 5 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 30 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?