Thursday December 29, 1983
US date format: 12/29/1983, UK date format: 29/12/1983
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 29, 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 Sabrina Javor and Jessica Andrews.
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 3D Crazy Coaster or Captain Beeble.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 29, 1983?
- The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
- 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.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 29, 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 29, 1983?
On December 29, 1983 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is December 29, 1983?
On December 29, 1983 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 29, 1983?
On December 29, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 29, 1983?
On December 29, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 29, 1983?
On December 29, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 29, 1983?
On December 29, 1983 several famous people were born including, Sabrina Javor, Alison Brie, Jessica Andrews.
What was the number one song in December 29, 1983?
The number one song in the week of December 29, 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 29, 1983?
The top hits on December 29, 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.