January 8th, 1983, fell on a Saturday. It was day 8 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.
38 years, 0 months and 12 days have passed since January 8th, 1983.
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The date is January 8th, 1983 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
The Christmas holidays are long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned. In America, the song Maneater by Hall & Oates is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Save Your Love by Renee & Renato is the number one hit song.
Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Tootsie is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, women are currently wearing jelly shoes, turtleneck sweaters, loose high-waist pants, crop tops and puffer jackets lined with fur. Meanwhile, men have been ditching the disco look of the 70s in favor of athletic clothing such as tracksuits and sports jerseys. The "preppy" look has also been making a comeback.
Because it's 1983, the radio stations are being dominated by artists such as Culture Club, Michael Jackson, Irene Cara, David Bowie and The Police. Pop star Michael Jackson has just releases his new song "Billie Jean". People are watching popular TV shows such as "Happy Days", "Three's Company", "Dallas" and "The Dukes of Hazzard".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Galaxian", "Pac-Man" and "Missile Command". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Happy Days", "The Smurfs" and "Danger Mouse". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Speak & Spell", "Masters of the Universe (figures)", "Commodore 64" and "My Little Pony (figures)".
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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.
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.
Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov are both named as the Time Person of the Year in 1983.
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.
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police would go on to win a Grammy for 1983's Song of the Year.
"Terms of Endearment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1983.
In 1983, the best soccer players were Michel Platini, Kenny Dalglish, Allan Simonsen, Gordon Strachan, Felix Magath, Jean-Marie Pfaff, Rinat Dasayev, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Jesper Olsen, Bryan Robson and Fernando Gomes.
The best NBA players in 1983 were Moses Malone, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Sidney Moncrief and Julius Erving.
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