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January 8th, 1983.

January 8th, 1983, was a Saturday. It was day 8 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years, 9 months and 17 days have passed since January 8th, 1983.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Born on January 8th, 1983.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 8th, 1983.

  • United States: Maneater - Hall & Oates
  • United Kingdom: Save Your Love - Renee & Renato
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Tootsie

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Tootsie" was at the top of the box office on January 8th, 1983.

Take me back to January 8th, 1983!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

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 holiday season is 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". If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Karen Carpenter, Jobriath, Marvin Gaye and Truman Capote would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "The Jeffersons", "Taxi" and "Only Fools and Horses". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Pac-Man", "Missile Command" and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Happy Days" and "The All New Popeye Hour".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Water Ring Toss, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Rubik's Cube and the Commodore 64.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 8th, 1983.

  • 1983 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1983?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1983?

    The best NBA players in 1983 were Moses Malone, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Sidney Moncrief and Julius Erving.

  • 1983 in movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1983?

    Who were the best football players 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.

  • Terms of Endearment.

    Terms of Endearment.

    "Terms of Endearment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1983.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1983.

    Time Person of the Year: 1983.

    Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov were both named as the Time Person of the Year in 1983.

  • The Police - "Every Breath You Take"

    The Police - "Every Breath You Take"

    "Every Breath You Take" by The Police went on to win a Grammy for 1983's Song of the Year.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • Leg warmers.

    Leg warmers.

    At this time, wearing leg warmers was a popular fad. The trend was popularized by movies such as Fame and Flashdance.

  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular.

    During the first half of the 1980s, VCRs started to become a popular household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

  • Iran-Iraq War.

    Iran-Iraq War.

    Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.

  • Early 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • The Atari 2600.

    The Atari 2600.

    During this period, the Atari 2600 was the dominant game system.

  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman.

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 38 years, 9 months and 17 days have passed since January 8th, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 8th, 1983, will be 38 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1983 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 410832000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 8th, 1983.

  • December 11th, 1982: Swedish pop group ABBA make their final public appearance as a group.
  • December 18th, 1982: Ireland: It is revealed that former Minister for Justice Sean Doherty had authorized the illegal phone tapping of journalists.
  • January 2nd, 1983: Michael Jackson releases the single "Billie Jean".
  • This date: January 8th, 1983
  • January 10th, 1983: Mobster Roy DeMeo is shot and killed.
  • January 19th, 1983: Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
  • January 23rd, 1983: The first episode of The A-Team is aired.
  • January 28th, 1983: English singer Billy Fury passes away.
  • January 30th, 1983: Super Bowl XVII: The Washington Redskins defeat the Miami Dolphins by 27-17 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
  • February 3rd, 1983: The final episode of "The Greatest American Hero" is aired on television.
  • February 4th, 1983: Singer Karen Carpenter dies of heart failure caused by complications related to anorexia.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 8th, 1983, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1983 was the year of the .
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 8th, 1983 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of early 1980s fashion.

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from January, 1983.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Starring David Hasselhoff.

Family Ties
Family Ties
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Animated television series that ran in the early 1980s.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero
Comedy-drama superhero series starring William Katt as Ralph Hinkley.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Archie Bunker's Place
Archie Bunker's Place
Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.

Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
Medical drama.

Hart to Hart
Hart to Hart
TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.

The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.

Taxi
Taxi
American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Chips
Chips
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.

Three's Company
Three's Company
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Cars in 1983.

1983 saw the introduction of cars such as the BMW M6, the Dodge Charger (1981), the Chrysler E-Class, the Ford Fiesta Mk2, the Renault 25 and the Honda Civic (third generation).

Cars in 1983.

Kids' TV shows on January 8th, 1983.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1983.

Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Cockleshell Bay
Cockleshell Bay

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes

The All New Popeye Hour
The All New Popeye Hour

Happy Days
Happy Days

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Popular toys and games in 1983.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1983.

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64

Masters of the Universe (figures)
Masters of the Universe (figures)

The Lego train set
The Lego train set

Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)

Space Lego
Space Lego

Fischer Price cassette player
Fischer Price cassette player

Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Monchhichi / Chicaboo

Rubik's Cube
Rubik's Cube

Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Strawberry Shortcake dolls

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Intellivision (games console)
Intellivision (games console)

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Arcade game released by Nintendo.

Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Maze arcade game.

Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Fixed shooter arcade game.

Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Space-themed shooter arcade game.

Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.

Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders
Shooter arcade game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1983.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 8th, 1989 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 8th.

Elvis Presley

Singer. Deceased
Born on January 8th, 1935
He was not alive on this date.

Stephen Hawking

English physicist. Deceased
Born on January 8th, 1942
He turned 41 on this day in 1983.

David Bowie

Singer. Deceased
Born on January 8th, 1947
He turned 36 on this day in 1983.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 8th, 1983.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 8th, 1983.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 8th, 1983 was most likely conceived around April 17th, 1982.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 8th, 1983 is close to October 1st, 1983.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 8th, 1983.

  • A total of 14,171 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,024 weeks have passed.
  • 1,224,370,800 seconds have passed since the January 8th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,428,432,600 times.
  • Since January 8th, 1983, the earth has travelled approximately 631,775,332,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 204,061,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 105,295,889 steps. That's about 46,798 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,692,450 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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