Thursday 29 December 1983
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sabrina Javor and Alison Brie.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Say Say Say by Paul McCartney.
In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits.
Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching PicturePages.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Magic Meanies or Earthly Delights.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
- Sabrina Javor
- Alison Brie: American actress.
- Jessica Andrews: American country music singer.
- James Kelly: Australian rules footballer.
- Gonzalo Olave: Chilean television actor (Born 1983).
- US announced withdrawal from UNESCO
- The Reverend Jesse Jackson travels to Syria to secure the release of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman, who has been in Syrian captivity after being shot down over the country on a reconnaissance mission.
- Brunei gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- Two bombs explode in France one on the Paris train kills 3 and injures 19. The other at Marseille station kills 2 and injures 34.
- I. M. Pei wins the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
- Zlatko Ugljen receives the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for Šerefudin's White Mosque, built in Visoko.
- The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program is launched in the U.S.
- ''Flashdance'' and ''Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi'' are box-office hits.
- Gérard Debreu wins the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
- Kellogg's introduces ''Crispix'' cereal.
- Leopold Kohr, the people of Belau, Amory and Hunter Lovins / Rocky Mountain Institute and Manfred Max-Neef / CEPAUR win the Right Livelihood Award.
- McDonald's introduces the ''McNugget''.
- Kary Mullis discovers polymerase chain reaction while working for Cetus.
- The De Lorean Motor Company ceases production.
- The meteorological El Nino phenomenon brought severe weather worldwide.
- Chrysler starts production on the first minivans: the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1983 ?
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
- Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
- Keith Harris & Orville - Orville's Song
- Modern Romance - Best Years Of Our Lives
- The Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
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