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June 23rd, 1983.

June 23rd, 1983, was a Thursday. It was day 174 of 1983. The decade was the Eighties.

39 years, 3 months and 4 days have passed since June 23rd, 1983.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On June 23rd, 1983, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: Flashdance... Oh What A Feeling - Irene Cara
  • United Kingdom: Every Breath You Take - Police

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 23rd, 1983.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Flashdance...What A Feeling - Irene Cara
  • Time (Clock Of The Heart) - Culture Club
  • Let's Dance - David Bowie
  • Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
  • Overkill - Men At Work
Play the top singles from the year 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.
Superman III

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Superman III".

Take me back to June 23rd, 1983!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is June 23rd, 1983, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Flashdance... Oh What A Feeling by Irene Cara is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Every Breath You Take by Police is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Superman III 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 "The Jeffersons", "Knots Landing", "Family Ties" and "The A-Team". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Pac-Man" and "Donkey Kong".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Cockleshell Bay" and "Inspector Gadget". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Water Ring Toss, Speak & Spell and My Little Pony (figures).

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on June 23rd, 1983.

  • Henry Lee Lucas is arrested.

    Henry Lee Lucas is arrested.

    On June 11th, 1983, serial killer Henry Lee Lucas was arrested in Texas on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm. Following his arrest, he confessed to two murders.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 39 years, 3 months and 4 days have passed since June 23rd, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 25 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on June 23rd, 1983 will be 39 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1983 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 425170800.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around June 23rd, 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.
  • June 18th, 1983: Iranian BaháΚΌí Mona Mahmudnizhad and nine other women are sentenced to death and executed in Iran because of their faith.
  • This date: June 23rd, 1983
  • June 25th, 1983: 4-year-old Nyleen Kay Marshall goes missing in Helena, Montana.
  • June 28th, 1983: IRA member Joe Doherty is arrested by the FBI in New York City.
  • July 2nd, 1983: Soccer: Joe Fagan becomes the new manager of Liverpool.
  • July 6th, 1983: 18-year-old model and actress Tammy Lynn Leppert goes missing in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
  • July 7th, 1983: American model Vicki Morgan is murdered.
  • July 9th, 1983: British pop duo Wham! release their debut album "Fantastic".
  • July 11th, 1983: 119 people are killed after a TAME Boeing 737-200 crashes into a hill while approaching Mariscal Lamar Airport in Cuenca, Ecuador.
  • July 15th, 1983: 8 people are killed after an Armenian militant organization bombs a Turkish check-in counter at Orly Airport in Paris, France.
  • July 21st, 1983: Diana Ross' benefit concert in Central Park is forced to end due to a massive lightning storm.
  • July 22nd, 1983: Jaws 3-D (1983) is released in movie theaters.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 23rd, 1983, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • 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: June 23rd, 1983 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on June 23rd, 1983.

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Photos of early 1980s fashion.

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1980s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in June, 1983.

TV shows from June, 1983.

The A-Team
The A-Team
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Starring David Hasselhoff.

Family Ties
Family Ties
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

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

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Animated television series that ran in the early 1980s.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D.
Medical drama.

Hart to Hart
Hart to Hart
TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.

The Dukes of Hazzard
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Chips
Chips
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.

Three's Company
Three's Company
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

The Two Ronnies
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

Cars in 1983.

1983 saw the introduction of cars such as the BMW M6, the Dodge Charger (1981), the Chrysler E-Class, the Ford Fiesta Mk2, the Renault 25 and the Honda Civic (third generation).

Cars in 1983.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on June 23rd, 1983.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1983.

Fraggle Rock
Fraggle Rock

Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Cockleshell Bay
Cockleshell Bay

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes

The All New Popeye Hour
The All New Popeye Hour

Happy Days
Happy Days

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1983.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1983.

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

The Commodore 64
The Commodore 64

Masters of the Universe (figures)
Masters of the Universe (figures)

The Lego train set
The Lego train set

Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)

Space Lego
Space Lego

Fischer Price cassette player
Fischer Price cassette player

Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Monchhichi / Chicaboo

Rubik's Cube
Rubik's Cube

Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Strawberry Shortcake dolls

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Intellivision (games console)
Intellivision (games console)

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in June of 1983.

Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Arcade game released by Nintendo.

Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Pac-Man 1980
Pac-Man
Maze arcade game.

Galaxian 1980
Galaxian
Fixed shooter arcade game.

Asteroids 1979
Asteroids
Space-themed shooter arcade game.

Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.

Space Invaders 1978
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 you should check out June 23rd, 1989 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on June 23rd.

Randy Jackson

Bassist / Television personality.
Born on June 23rd, 1956
He turned 27 on this day in 1983.

Frances McDormand

Actress.
Born on June 23rd, 1957
She turned 26 on this day in 1983.

Zinedine Zidane

French soccer player.
Born on June 23rd, 1972
He turned 11 on this day in 1983.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 23rd of June.

  • Saint John's Eve (Denmark)
USA

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on June 23rd, 1983.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on June 23rd, 1983.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on June 23rd, 1983 was most likely conceived around September 30th, 1982.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 23rd, 1983 is close to March 15th, 1984.

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Stats for June 23rd, 1983

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about June 23rd, 1983.

  • A total of 14,341 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,048 weeks have passed.
  • 1,239,062,400 seconds have passed since the June 23rd, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,445,572,800 times.
  • Since June 23rd, 1983, the Earth has travelled approximately 639,356,198,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 206,510,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 106,559,366 steps. That's about 47,360 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,868,749 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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