February 4th, 1983, fell on a Friday. It was day 35 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.
37 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since February 4th, 1983.
On This Date
Events that occurred on February 4th, 1983:
Singer Karen Carpenter dies of heart failure caused by complications related to anorexia.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 4th, 1983:
United States: Down Under - Men at Work
United Kingdom: Down Under - Men at Work
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 February 4th, 1983 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The song Down Under by Men at Work is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Chips", "Only Fools and Horses", "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" and "Cheers".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Asteroids", "Galaxian", "Pac-Man" and "Missile Command". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Happy Days", "Inspector Gadget" and "Fraggle Rock". Popular toys include the likes of "Big Jim (action figure)", "Dungeons & Dragons", "Big wheel (tricycle)" and "Masters of the Universe (figures)".
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 February 4th, 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.
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 and information about this date:
37 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since February 4th, 1983.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1983.
Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on February 4th, 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 413164800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around February 4th, 1983:
March 3rd, 1983: Musician Peter Ivers is found bludgeoned to death at his apartment in Los Angeles.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 4th, 1983, will have the star sign Aquarius.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1983 was the year of the .
Native American Zodiac: February 4th, 1983 falls under the Otter.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
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.
1983 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1983.
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
1983 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1983:
My Little Pony (figures)
Masters of the Universe (figures)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Big wheel (tricycle)
Intellivision (games console)
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Dungeons & Dragons
Big Jim (action figure)
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.
Who was the US President on February 4th, 1983?
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 4th, 1983?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on February 4th, 1983 was probably conceived around the 27th of April, 1982. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 4th, 1983 is the 14th of November, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about February 4th, 1983.
13,866 days have passed since this date.
1,198,022,400 seconds have passed since the February 4th, 1983.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,397,692,800 times.
Since February 4th, 1983, earth has travelled approximately 618,179,558,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 199,670,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 103,029,926 steps. That's about 45,791 miles!
Since this date, 14,376,269 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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