The 18th of April, 1983, fell on a Monday. Day 108 of 1983. Decade: 1980s.
36 years, 9 months and 3 days have passed since the 18th of April, 1983.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 18th of April, 1983:
The 1983 United States embassy bombing in Beirut kills 63 people.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 18th of April, 1983:
United States: Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
United Kingdom: Let's Dance - David Bowie
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Lone Wolf McQuade" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 18th of April, 1983.
Early 1980s fashion.
The early 80s saw a minimalist approach to fashion, with some trends carrying over from the late 1970s. Sweaters, fur-lined puffer jackets, tunics, ripped jeans, leotards, velour tracksuits, tube tops, knee-length skirts, high-waisted pants and embroidered jeans were all popular during this period. The colors during the early 1980s were subdued, quiet and basic. Varying shades of brown, tan, and orange were in fashion.
Between the 22nd of September, 1980, and the 20th of August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
The Police - "Every Breath You Take"
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police would go on to win a Grammy for 1983's Song of the Year.
Time Person of the Year: 1983.
Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov are both named as the Time Person of the Year in 1983.
1983 in movies.
Movies released in 1983 included Return of the Jedi, Terms of Endearment, Flashdance, Trading Places, National Lampoon's Vacation, WarGames, Scarface, Octopussy, Sudden Impact, Staying Alive, Mr. Mom and Risky Business.
1983 in music.
Popular music artists in 1983 included The Police, Michael Jackson, Irene Cara, Men at Work, Bonnie Tyler, Hall & Oates, Michael Sembello, Eurythmics, Culture Club and Dexys Midnight Runners.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 18th of April:
18th of April, 1975: The Cambodian Genocide begins as the Khmer Rouge begins the forced evacuation of Phnom Penh.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The A-Team - Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
'Allo 'Allo! - BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Cheers - Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Knight Rider - Starring David Hasselhoff.
Family Ties - Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
The Smurfs - Animated fantasy-comedy television series.
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends - Animated television series that ran in the early 1980s.
Only Fools and Horses - British television comedy.
Magnum, P.I. - Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
Knots Landing - American soap opera.
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 18th of April, 1983.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 18th of April, 1983.
13,425 days have passed since this date.
1,159,923,600 seconds have passed since the 18th of April, 1983.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,353,244,200 times.
Since the 18th of April, 1983, earth has travelled approximately 598,520,577,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 193,320,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 99,753,430 steps. That's about 44,335 miles!
Since this date, 13,919,083 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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