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May 6th, 1983.

May 6th, 1983, was a Friday. It was day 126 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years, 4 months and 13 days have passed since May 6th, 1983.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 6th, 1983?

  • The recently-discovered "Hitler's diaries" are revealed to be a hoax.

Born on May 6th, 1983.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 6th, 1983.

  • United States: Beat It - Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: True - Spandau Ballet
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.
Flashdance

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Flashdance" was at the top of the box office on May 6th, 1983.

Take me back to May 6th, 1983!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 6th, 1983 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1983 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Beat It by Michael Jackson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, True by Spandau Ballet is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Flashdance 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Jobriath, Marvin Gaye and Truman Capote would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Happy Days", "Cagney & Lacey", "Cheers" and "'Allo 'Allo!".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Pac-Man". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and "Cockleshell Bay". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Dungeons & Dragons, Fisher-Price Little People (Farm), the Commodore 64 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 May 6th, 1983.

  • 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, 4 months and 13 days have passed since May 6th, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 6th, 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 421023600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 6th, 1983.

  • April 15th, 1983: Disneyland is opened in Tokyo, Japan.
  • April 18th, 1983: The 1983 United States embassy bombing in Beirut kills 63 people.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 6th, 1983
  • May 16th, 1983: Motown 25: 47 million people tune in to watch Michael Jackson reuniting with his brothers for an NBC special.
  • May 20th, 1983: English rock band The Police release their single "Every Breath You Take".
  • May 25th, 1983: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) is released.
  • May 25th, 1983: Football: Hamburg win the European Cup after defeating Juventus 1-0.
  • May 26th, 1983: Manchester United win the FA Cup final after they beat Brighton 4-0 in a replay.
  • May 31st, 1983: The Philadelphia 76ers win the 1983 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-0.
  • June 3rd, 1983: The movie Psycho II (1983) is released in cinemas.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 6th, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 6th, 1983 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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.
  • Hart to Hart - TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.
  • The Dukes of Hazzard - American television series.
  • Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
  • Dallas - Soap opera.
  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
  • Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • Quincy, M.E. - TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

Kid's TV shows on May 6th, 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)
  • The Lego train set
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Strawberry Shortcake dolls
  • 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 May 6th, 1989 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 6th.

Sigmund Freud

Father of psychoanalysis. Deceased
Born on May 6th, 1856
He was not alive on this date.

Tony Blair

British Prime Minister.
Born on May 6th, 1953
He turned 30 on this day in 1983.

George Clooney

Actor.
Born on May 6th, 1961
He turned 22 on this day in 1983.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 6th, 1983.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 6th, 1983.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 6th, 1983.

  • A total of 14,016 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,002 weeks have passed.
  • 1,210,982,400 seconds have passed since the May 6th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,412,812,800 times.
  • Since May 6th, 1983, the earth has travelled approximately 624,866,918,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 201,830,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 104,144,486 steps. That's about 46,286 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,531,789 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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