Wednesday August 31, 1983
US date format: 8/31/1983, UK date format: 31/8/1983
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 31, 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 Maria Flor and Roddy Darragon.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics.
In UK Red Red Wine by UB40 was in the top 5 hits.
The Big Chill, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983
while Working Out by Charles Hix was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vom Webstuhl zur Weltmacht.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Wars or Excalibur.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 31, 1983?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
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- Edwin Moses of USA sets the 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 31, 1983?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
- Michael Sembello - Maniac
- The Police - Every Breath You Take
- Taco - Puttin' On The Ritz
- Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money
- Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
- Billy Joel - Tell Her About It
- Men At Work - It's A Mistake
- Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya
- Michael Jackson - Human Nature
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Rick James - Cold Blooded
- Aretha Franklin - Get It Right
- The S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To Me
- Jeffrey Osborne - Don't You Get So Mad
- Zapp - I Can Make You Dance
- The Isley Brothers - Choosey Lover
- Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack - Tonight I Celebrate My Love
- Midnight Star - Freak-A-Zoid
- Herbie Hancock - Rockit
- New Edition - Is This The End
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