Saturday 23 April 1983
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Daniela Hantuchová and Taio Cruz.
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 Hunger, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Home.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomberman or Bokosuka Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Daniela Hantuchová: Slovakian tennis player.
- Taio Cruz: British singer-songwriter.
- Aaron Hill: American actor.
- Miloš Karadaglić: Montenegrin guitarist.
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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