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March 24th, 1983.

March 24th, 1983, was a Thursday. It was day 83 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years, 1 months and 15 days have passed since March 24th, 1983.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 24th, 1983.

  • United States: Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "High Road to China" was at the top of the box office on March 24th, 1983.

Take me back to March 24th, 1983!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 24th, 1983 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Spring has arrived and the days have become longer.

In America, the song Billie Jean by Michael Jackson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie High Road to China 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 "Happy Days", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Trapper John, M.D." and "Magnum, P.I.". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Smurfs" and "Danger Mouse".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Lite-Brite, Speak & Spell, Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine and Rubik's Cube.

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 March 24th, 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, 1 months and 15 days have passed since March 24th, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 12 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 24th, 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 417312000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around March 24th, 1983.

  • February 28th, 1983: The final episode of M*A*S*H is aired.
  • March 3rd, 1983: Musician Peter Ivers is found bludgeoned to death at his apartment in Los Angeles.
  • March 11th, 1983: Labor leader Bob Hawke becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • March 12th, 1983: The song "It's Like That" is released by Run-D.M.C.
  • March 17th, 1983: 6-year-old Ludovic Janvier is abducted in Grenoble, France.
  • This date: March 24th, 1983
  • March 26th, 1983: Soccer: Liverpool win the League Cup final after defeating Manchester United 2-1.
  • April 15th, 1983: Disneyland is opened in Tokyo, Japan.
  • April 18th, 1983: The 1983 United States embassy bombing in Beirut kills 63 people.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 24th, 1983, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: March 24th, 1983 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

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.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on March 24th, 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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 24th of March.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on March 24th, 1983.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 24th, 1983.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 24th, 1983 was most likely conceived around the 14th of June, 1982.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 24th, 1983 is close to the 1st of January, 1984.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 24th, 1983.

  • A total of 13,926 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,989 weeks have passed.
  • 1,203,202,800 seconds have passed since the March 24th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,403,736,600 times.
  • Since March 24th, 1983, the earth has travelled approximately 620,852,644,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 200,533,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 103,475,441 steps. That's about 45,989 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,438,434 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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