Saturday December 31, 1983, NewYear’s Eve
US date format: 12/31/1983, UK date format: 31/12/1983
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Deniz Çakir and Simon Astier.
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 Dolphin or Forbidden Forest.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 31, 1983?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Brunei gains complete independence from Britain
- Jose Happart installed as Mayor of Voeren Belgium
- The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government.
- In Nigeria a coup d'etat led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari ends the Nigerian Second Republic.
- Frank Link: Actor (Burns & Schreiber Comedy Show),...
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 31, 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 31, 1983
- Detroit Lions - San Francisco 49ers : 23 - 24
- Seattle Seahawks - Miami Dolphins : 27 - 20
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 31If December 31, 1983 is your birthday you're 36 years, 8 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 4 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 31, 1983?
On December 31, 1983 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is December 31, 1983?
On December 31, 1983 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Who was the US President on December 31, 1983?
On December 31, 1983 the US President was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 31, 1983?
On December 31, 1983 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 31, 1983?
On December 31, 1983 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 31, 1983?
On December 31, 1983 several famous people were born including, Deniz Çakir, Simon Astier, Jaqueline Carvalho
Which famous people died on December 31, 1983?
Famous people died on December 31, 1983 include, Frank Link
What was the number one song in December 31, 1983?
The number one song in the week of December 31, 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 31, 1983?
The top hits on December 31, 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