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May 12th, 1983.

May 12th, 1983, was a Thursday. It was day 132 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.

37 years, 11 months and 28 days have passed since May 12th, 1983.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 12th, 1983.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Flashdance" was at the top of the box office on May 12th, 1983.

Take me back to May 12th, 1983!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 12th, 1983 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "The Love Boat", "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Knots Landing". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Missile Command" and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Diff'rent Strokes", "The Smurfs", "Danger Mouse" and "Fraggle Rock".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Hungry Hungry Hippos, Monchhichi / Chicaboo, 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 12th, 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.

  • 37 years, 11 months and 28 days have passed since May 12th, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 12th, 1983, will be 37 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1983 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 421542000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 12th, 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.
  • May 6th, 1983: The recently-discovered "Hitler's diaries" are revealed to be a hoax.
  • This date: May 12th, 1983
  • 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.
  • June 11th, 1983: Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas is arrested.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 12th, 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 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 12th, 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.
  • 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 May 12th, 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.

1983 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 12th of May.

  • May 12th, 1820: Florence Nightingale (Historical figure) (Deceased)
  • May 12th, 1968: Tony Hawk (Skateboarder) turned 15 on this day in 1983.
  • May 12th, 1988: Marcelo (Brazilian soccer player) was born exactly 5 years after this date.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 12th, 1983.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 12th, 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 12th, 1983.

  • A total of 13,877 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,982 weeks have passed.
  • 1,198,972,800 seconds have passed since the May 12th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,398,801,600 times.
  • Since May 12th, 1983, the earth has travelled approximately 618,669,964,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 199,828,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 103,111,661 steps. That's about 45,827 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,387,674 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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