Sunday December 25, 1983, Christmas
US date format: 12/25/1983, UK date format: 25/12/1983
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 25, 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.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney.
In UK Only You by The Flying Pickets was in the top 5 hits.
Warrior of the Lost World, directed by David Worth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while One Brief Shining Moment by William Manchester was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fynbos.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ant Attack or Pac & Pal.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 25, 1983?
- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
- 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade
- Joan Miro: Spanish artist, considered the best of...
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 25, 1983?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paul McCartney - Say Say Say
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Say It Isn't So
- Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake
- Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
- Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
- Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
- Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
- Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
- The Rolling Stones - Undercover Of The Night
- Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love
- The Flying Pickets - Only You
- Paul Young - Love Of The Common People
- David Essex - A Winter's Tale
- Slade - My Oh My
- Renee & Renato - Save Your Love
- Keith Harris & Orville - Orville's Song
- Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
- The Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
- Modern Romance - Best Years Of Our Lives
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