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February 26, 1983

February 26, 1983, was a Saturday. It was 41 years and 7 days ago. The zodiac sign for this date is Pisces.

Song charts

Popular songs

On February 26, 1983, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Baby Come To Me" by Patti Austin & James Ingram
  • United Kingdom: "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo

The music charts on February 26, 1983

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Baby, Come To Me - Patti Austin With James Ingram
  • Shame On The Moon - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  • Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club
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Tootsie

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Tootsie".

Facts

This date was 14,983 days ago. Approximately 499 months have passed. It was the 57th day of 1983, in week 08. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 41 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 166 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to February 26, 1983

Let's go back to the eighties.

It is Saturday, February 26, 1983. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

In America, the song "Baby Come To Me" by Patti Austin & James Ingram is at the top of the singles charts, while "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Tootsie is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, women are 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 1970s 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Jobriath, Marvin Gaye, Andy Kaufman, and Truman Capote would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "Happy Days", "Quincy, M.E.", and "Knots Landing". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds", and "Inspector Gadget".

Popular toys at the moment include Lite-Brite, Speak & Spell, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, and Intellivision (games console).

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 26, 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 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 was dominating the home computer market.
  • Leg warmers.

    Leg warmers

    Wearing leg warmers was a popular fad during this period. The trend was popularized by movies such as Fame and Flashdance.
  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular

    VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. 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 1980s 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. The colors during the early 1980s were subdued, quiet, and basic. Varying shades of brown, tan, and orange were in fashion.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • The Atari 2600.

    The Atari 2600

    The Atari 2600 was the dominant video game system.
  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman

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

    Wallpaper

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

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 26, 1983.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 26, 1983.

  • January 28, 1983: English singer Billy Fury passes away.
  • January 30, 1983: Super Bowl XVII: The Washington Redskins defeat the Miami Dolphins by 27-17 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
  • February 3, 1983: The final episode of "The Greatest American Hero" is aired on television.
  • February 4, 1983: Singer Karen Carpenter dies of heart failure caused by complications related to anorexia.
  • February 8, 1983: The racehorse Shergar is stolen by armed men in County Kildare, Ireland.
  • February 13, 1983: 64 people are killed when a fire breaks out at a movie theater in Turin, Italy.
  • February 14, 1983: The United American Bank collapses.
  • February 16, 1983: The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Australia kill 75 people.
  • February 18, 1983: 13 people are killed during an attempted robbery in Seattle, Washington.
  • This date: February 26, 1983
  • February 28, 1983: The final episode of M*A*S*H is aired.
  • March 3, 1983: Musician Peter Ivers is found bludgeoned to death at his apartment in Los Angeles.
  • March 8, 1983: US President Ronald Reagan refers to the Soviet Union as an "evil empire".
  • March 11, 1983: Labor leader Bob Hawke becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • March 12, 1983: The song "It's Like That" is released by Run-D.M.C.
  • March 17, 1983: 6-year-old Ludovic Janvier is abducted in Grenoble, France.
  • March 26, 1983: Soccer: Liverpool win the League Cup final after defeating Manchester United 2-1.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 26, 1983, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1983 was the year of the .
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 26, 1983 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Early 1980s fashion

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1983

In February 1983, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from February 1983.

The A-Team
The A-Team
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Cheers
Cheers
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Family Ties
Family Ties
Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing
Archie Bunker's Place
Archie Bunker's Place
Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
Hart to Hart
Hart to Hart
The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
Taxi
Taxi
Dallas
Dallas
The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Chips
Chips
Three's Company
Three's Company
Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
Happy Days
Happy Days
Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H

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.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on February 26, 1983

If you were a kid on February 26, 1983, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock
Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds

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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1983

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
Intellivision (games console)
Intellivision (games console)
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
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

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 1983.

Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on February 26, 1983?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 26, 1989, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 26.

Ariel Sharon

Ariel Sharon

Israeli Prime Minister Deceased
Born on February 26, 1928
He turned 55 on this day in 1983.

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Singer Deceased
Born on February 26, 1932
He turned 51 on this day in 1983.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Soccer manager
Born on February 26, 1973
He turned 10 on this day in 1983.

USA

US President

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on February 26, 1983.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 26, 1983 was most likely conceived around June 5, 1982.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 26, 1983 is close to November 19, 1983.

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Stats for February 26, 1983

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 26, 1983:

  • 14,983 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,140 weeks have passed.
  • 1,294,531,200 seconds have passed since February 26, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,510,286,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 667,978,099,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 215,755,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 111,329,683 steps. That's roughly 49,480 miles!
  • Since this date, 15,534,374 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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