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January 8th, 1983

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

37 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since January 8th, 1983.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Kim Jong-un: North Korean leader.


Music Singles

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Tootsie" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

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.

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 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Laverne & Shirley", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Trapper John, M.D." and "Only Fools and Horses".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Galaxian", "Pac-Man" and "Missile Command". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Happy Days" and "The Smurfs". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Lite-Brite", "Monchhichi / Chicaboo" and "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)".


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 January 8th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Terms of Endearment

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 37 years, 9 months and 13 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 37 years of age.
  • 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 18th, 1982: Ireland: It is revealed that former Minister for Justice Sean Doherty had authorized the illegal phone tapping of journalists. .
  • 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 4th, 1983: Singer Karen Carpenter dies of heart failure caused by complications related to anorexia.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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 (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 .
  • Native American Zodiac: January 8th, 1983 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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

  • '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.
  • Trapper John, M.D. - Medical drama.
  • Archie Bunker's Place - Sitcom starring Carroll O'Connor.
  • Hart to Hart - TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.

1983 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1983.

"Inspector Gadget" - "Danger Mouse" - "The Smurfs" - "Cockleshell Bay" - "Diff'rent Strokes" - "Happy Days" - "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" - "The Bugs Bunny Show" - "Captain Kangaroo"


1983 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1983:

  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Commodore 64
  • Masters of the Universe (figures)
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Intellivision (games console)
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of January:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 8th, 1983 was probably conceived around the 31st of March, 1982. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 8th, 1983 is the 18th of October, 1983. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Donkey Kong - Arcade game released by Nintendo.
  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.
  • Pac-Man - Maze arcade game.
  • Galaxian - Fixed shooter arcade game.
  • Asteroids - Space-themed shooter arcade game.
  • Lunar Lander - In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
  • Space Invaders - Shooter arcade game.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 13,802 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,192,489,200 seconds have passed since the January 8th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,391,237,400 times.
  • Since January 8th, 1983, earth has travelled approximately 615,324,427,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 198,748,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 102,554,071 steps. That's about 45,580 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,309,870 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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