Saturday April 23, 1983
US date format: 4/23/1983, UK date format: 23/4/1983
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 23, 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 Daniela Hantuchová and Aaron Hill.
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 Royal Service by Stephen P. Barry 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 Angler or Donkey Kong Jr. Math.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 23, 1983?
- 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).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 23, 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 23If April 23, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 5 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 28 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?