24th of October, 1983

The 24th of October, 1983, fell on a Monday. Day 297 of 1983. Decade: 1980s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 24th of October, 1983:

  • The song "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th of October, 1983:

  • United States: Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
  • United Kingdom: Karma Chameleon - Culture Club

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Big Chill" 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 24th of October, 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.

  • Iran-Iraq War

    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.

  • 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.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of October:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 36 years, 1 months and 11 days have passed since the 24th of October, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 24th of October, 1983, will be 36 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 435801600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 24th of October, 1983:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 24th of October, 1983, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1983 was the year of the .
  • Native American Zodiac: The 24th of October, 1983 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on the 24th of October, 1983.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 24th of October, 1983 was probably conceived around the 14th of January, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 24th of October, 1983 is the 2nd of August, 1984. (Rough Estimate).

24th of October

Events that have occurred on the 24th of October:

  • 24th of October, 1945: The United Nations is established.
  • 24th of October, 2008: Bloody Friday occurs when world stock exchanges experience one of the worst declines in their history. On the same date, Iceland receives a bailout package from the IMF
  • 24th of October, 2008: The movie Changeling (2008) is released.
  • 24th of October, 1994: The first episode of the animated series "Gargoyles" is broadcasted.
  • 24th of October, 2000: Linkin Park release their album Hybrid Theory.
  • 24th of October, 2004: Battle of the Buffet: A slice of pizza is thrown at Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson after his side defeat Arsenal 2-0 in a controversial game and end their unbeaten run.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
  • Manimal - Short-lived TV series about a man that could shape-shift into an animal.
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Animated series.
  • 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.
  • Only Fools and Horses - British television comedy.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 24th of October, 1983.

  • 13,191 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,139,702,400 seconds have passed since the 24th of October, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,329,652,800 times.
  • Since the 24th of October, 1983, earth has travelled approximately 588,086,438,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 189,950,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 98,014,406 steps. That's about 43,562 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,676,429 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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