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April 18th, 1983.

April 18th, 1983, was a Monday. It was day 108 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years, 1 months and 24 days have passed since April 18th, 1983.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on April 18th, 1983?

  • The 1983 United States embassy bombing in Beirut kills 63 people.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 18th, 1983.

  • United States: Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Let's Dance - David Bowie
Play the top hits from 1983.
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.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Lone Wolf McQuade" was at the top of the box office on April 18th, 1983.

Take me back to April 18th, 1983!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 18th, 1983 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1983 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Billie Jean by Michael Jackson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Let's Dance by David Bowie is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Lone Wolf McQuade 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 "Taxi", "Knots Landing", "Cagney & Lacey" and "Knight Rider". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Galaxian" and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Happy Days", "Danger Mouse" and "Fraggle Rock".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Big Jim (action figure), Rubik's Cube, Intellivision (games console) and Masters of the Universe (figures).

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 April 18th, 1983.

  • The United States embassy bombing in Beirut is bombed.

    The United States embassy bombing in Beirut is bombed.

    On April 18th, 1983, an Islamist suicide bomber killed 63 people at the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players 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.

  • Terms of Endearment.

    Terms of Endearment.

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

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1983.

    Time Person of the Year: 1983.

    Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov were both named as the Time Person of the Year in 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.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular.

    During the first half of the 1980s, VCRs started to become a popular household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

  • Leg warmers.

    Leg warmers.

    At this time, wearing leg warmers was a popular fad. The trend was popularized by movies such as Fame and Flashdance.

  • 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 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.

  • The Atari 2600.

    The Atari 2600.

    During this period, the Atari 2600 was the dominant game system.

  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 38 years, 1 months and 24 days have passed since April 18th, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 18th, 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 419468400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 18th, 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.
  • This date: April 18th, 1983
  • April 28th, 1983: It is reported that Adolf Hitler's personal diaries have been discovered.
  • April 30th, 1983: Soccer: Liverpool win the First Division title after rivals Manchester United draw 1-1 with Norwich.
  • May 6th, 1983: The recently-discovered "Hitler's diaries" are revealed to be a hoax.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 18th, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 18th, 1983 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

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.
  • Cagney & Lacey - Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on April 18th, 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out April 18th, 1989 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 18th of April.

  • April 18th, 1941: Michael D. Higgins (Irish President) turned 42 on this day in 1983.
  • April 18th, 1947: James Woods (Actor) turned 36 on this day in 1983.
  • April 18th, 1953: Rick Moranis (Actor) turned 30 on this day in 1983.
  • April 18th, 1963: Conan O'Brien (American talk show host) turned 20 on this day in 1983.
  • April 18th, 1971: David Tennant (Scottish actor) turned 12 on this day in 1983.
  • April 18th, 1976: Melissa Joan Hart (American actress) turned 7 on this day in 1983.
  • April 18th, 1979: Kourtney Kardashian (Media personality) turned 4 on this day in 1983.
  • April 18th, 1988: Kayleigh McEnany (White House press secretary) was born exactly 5 years after this date.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on April 18th, 1983.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 18th, 1983.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 18th, 1983 was most likely conceived around the 9th of July, 1982.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 18th, 1983 is close to the 26th of January, 1984.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 18th, 1983.

  • A total of 13,935 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,990 weeks have passed.
  • 1,203,984,000 seconds have passed since the April 18th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,404,648,000 times.
  • Since April 18th, 1983, the earth has travelled approximately 621,255,744,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 200,664,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 103,542,624 steps. That's about 46,019 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,447,808 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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