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April 20th, 1983.

April 20th, 1983, was a Wednesday. It was day 110 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years and 19 days have passed since April 20th, 1983.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Born on April 20th, 1983.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Miranda Kerr: Model.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 20th, 1983.

  • United States: Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Let's Dance - David Bowie

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Lone Wolf McQuade" was at the top of the box office on April 20th, 1983.

Take me back to April 20th, 1983!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 20th, 1983 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "Taxi", "Magnum, P.I." and "Only Fools and Horses". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids" and "Missile Command". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Fraggle Rock".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Lite-Brite, Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), Masters of the Universe (figures) and My Little Pony (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 20th, 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.

  • United States embassy bombing in Beirut.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 38 years and 19 days have passed since April 20th, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 20th, 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 419641200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 20th, 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.
  • This date: April 20th, 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.
  • May 20th, 1983: English rock band The Police release their single "Every Breath You Take".

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 20th, 1983, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1983 was the year of the .
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 20th, 1983 falls under the Beaver.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hart to Hart - TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.

Kid's TV shows on April 20th, 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 20th of April.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on April 20th, 1983.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 20th, 1983.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 20th, 1983 was most likely conceived around the 11th of July, 1982.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 20th, 1983 is close to the 28th of January, 1984.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 20th, 1983.

  • A total of 13,899 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,985 weeks have passed.
  • 1,200,873,600 seconds have passed since the April 20th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,401,019,200 times.
  • Since April 20th, 1983, the earth has travelled approximately 619,650,777,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 200,145,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 103,275,130 steps. That's about 45,900 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,410,483 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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