Monday January 24, 1983
US date format: 1/24/1983, UK date format: 24/1/1983
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 24, 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 Craig Horner and Fabien Fasaké.
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.
Videodrome, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Megatrends by John Naisbitt was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Hard Word.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Artillery Duel or Cliff Hanger.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 24, 1983?
- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- George Cukor, American film director, dies of stroke and heart attack at age 83 (born 1899).
- Hulk Hogan pins the Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title.
- Lotus 1-2-3 is released for IBM-PC compatible computers.
- Red rain falls in the UK, caused by sand from the Sahara Desert in the droplets.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 24, 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
- The Gap Band - Outstanding
- Evelyn King - Betcha She Don't Love You
- Lionel Richie - Truly
- Ray Parker Jr. - Bad Boy
- Janet Jackson - Young Love
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 24If January 24, 1983 is your birthday you're 37 years, 7 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 2 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?