May 19th, 1983

May 19th, 1983, fell on a Thursday. It was day 139 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.

37 years, 1 months and 26 days have passed since May 19th, 1983.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 19th, 1983:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Blue Thunder" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 19th, 1983 and it's a Thursday. 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 Blue Thunder is at the top of the Box Office. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Quincy, M.E.", "Only Fools and Horses", "Knight Rider" and "The A-Team". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Pac-Man" and "Donkey Kong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Cockleshell Bay", "Danger Mouse" and "Fraggle Rock".

Popular toys include the likes of "Big Jim (action figure)", "Hungry Hungry Hippos", "Speak & Spell" and "My Little Pony (figures)".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 19th, 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.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1983.

    Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov are both named as the Time Person of the Year in 1983.

  • Terms of Endearment

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

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 37 years, 1 months and 26 days have passed since May 19th, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 19th, 1983, will be 37 years of age.
  • People born in 1983 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 422146800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 19th, 1983:

  • 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.
  • June 13th, 1983: Cindy Paulson escapes from serial killer Robert Hansen.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 19th, 1983, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1983 was the year of the .
  • Native American Zodiac: May 19th, 1983 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1983 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"


1983 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1983:

  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Commodore 64
  • Masters of the Universe (figures)
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Intellivision (games console)
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 19th of May:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on May 19th, 1983.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 19th, 1983 was probably conceived around the 9th of August, 1982. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 19th, 1983 is the 26th of February, 1984. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 19th, 1983.

  • 13,571 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,172,534,400 seconds have passed since the May 19th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,367,956,800 times.
  • Since May 19th, 1983, earth has travelled approximately 605,027,750,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 195,422,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 100,837,958 steps. That's about 44,817 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,070,413 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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