Monday December 26, 1983
US date format: 12/26/1983, UK date format: 26/12/1983
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 26, 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 Alexander Wang and Yu Takahashi.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney.
In UK Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid was in the top 5 hits.
Blue Thunder, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Berlin Game by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fynbos.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Forbidden Forest or Congo Bongo.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 26, 1983?
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- First day of Kwanzaa
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
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- Violet Carson: English actress and singer (d. 1983).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 26, 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
- Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace
- Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
- Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The Power Of Love
- Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
- Howard Jones - What Is Love
- Wham! - Last Christmas / Everything She Wants
- Joe Fagin - That's Livin' Alright (From 'Auf Wiedershen Pet')
- Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus - We All Stand Together
- Shaky & Bonnie - A Rockin' Good Way
- Madonna - Like A Virgin
Sport Games on December 26, 1983
- Los Angeles Rams - Dallas Cowboys : 24 - 17
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