Wednesday December 28, 1983
US date format: 12/28/1983, UK date format: 28/12/1983
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 28, 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 Aiko Nakamura and Mike He.
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 Cuthbert Goes Walkabout or Antarctic Adventure.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 28, 1983?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
- 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2).
- Warren Cromartie signs three year US$2.5 million contract with Yomiuri Giants.
- US says they will leave UNESCO on December 31, 1984.
- Dennis Wilson, American drummer/singer (The Beach Boys), drowns at age 39 (born 1944).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 28, 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
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 28, 1983?
On December 28, 1983 the day of the week was Wednesday.
What zodiac sign is December 28, 1983?
On December 28, 1983 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 28, 1983?
On December 28, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 28, 1983?
On December 28, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 28, 1983?
On December 28, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 28, 1983?
On December 28, 1983 several famous people were born including, Aiko Nakamura, Mike He.
Which famous people died on December 28, 1983?
Famous people died on December 28, 1983 include, Jimmy Demaret, William Demarest.
What was the number one song in December 28, 1983?
The number one song in the week of December 28, 1983 was Say Say Say by Paul McCartney in US and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid in UK.
What were the top hits on December 28, 1983?
The top hits on December 28, 1983 were Say Say Say by Paul McCartney, Say It Isn't So by Daryl Hall & John Oates, Union Of The Snake by Duran Duran in US and Do They Know It's Christmas? by Band Aid, Pipes Of Peace by Paul McCartney, The Power Of Love by Frankie Goes To Hollywood in UK.