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January 12th, 1983.

January 12th, 1983, was a Wednesday. It was day 12 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years, 3 months and 27 days have passed since January 12th, 1983.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 12th, 1983.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Tootsie" was at the top of the box office on January 12th, 1983.

Take me back to January 12th, 1983!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 12th, 1983 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "Happy Days", "Hart to Hart" and "Trapper John, M.D.". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids" and "Missile Command". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Diff'rent Strokes", "Cockleshell Bay" and "Inspector Gadget".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Big Jim (action figure), Water Ring Toss, Big wheel (tricycle) and Fisher-Price Little People (Farm).

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 12th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 38 years, 3 months and 27 days have passed since January 12th, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 12th, 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 411177600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 12th, 1983.

  • 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".
  • January 10th, 1983: Mobster Roy DeMeo is shot and killed.
  • This date: January 12th, 1983
  • 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.
  • February 8th, 1983: The racehorse Shergar is stolen by armed men in County Kildare, Ireland.

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 12th, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 12th, 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.

  • '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.

Kid's TV shows on January 12th, 1983.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1983.

  • Fraggle Rock
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1983.

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

  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The 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
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

1983 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1983. Take a trip back to the days of Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, the Police, Elton John and Phil Collins.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 12th of January.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 12th, 1983.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 12th, 1983.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 12th, 1983 was most likely conceived around the 4th of April, 1982.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 12th, 1983 is close to the 22nd of October, 1983.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 12th, 1983.

  • A total of 13,997 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,999 weeks have passed.
  • 1,209,337,200 seconds have passed since the January 12th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,410,893,400 times.
  • Since January 12th, 1983, the earth has travelled approximately 624,017,995,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 201,556,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 104,002,999 steps. That's about 46,224 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,512,046 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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