July 15th, 1983, fell on a Friday. It was day 196 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.
37 years, 7 months and 17 days have passed since July 15th, 1983.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 15th, 1983:
United States: Every Breath You Take - Police
United Kingdom: Baby Jane - Rod Stewart
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Staying Alive" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is July 15th, 1983 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Every Breath You Take by Police is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Baby Jane by Rod Stewart is the number one hit song.
Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Staying Alive 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Knots Landing", "Only Fools and Horses" and "Family Ties". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Galaxian" and "Donkey Kong".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Fraggle Rock". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Monchhichi / Chicaboo", "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)" and "Masters of the Universe (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 July 15th, 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.
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 and information about this date:
37 years, 7 months and 17 days have passed since July 15th, 1983.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1983.
Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on July 15th, 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 427071600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 15th, 1983:
June 25th, 1983: 4-year-old Nyleen Kay Marshall goes missing in Helena, Montana.
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.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 15th, 1983?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 15th, 1983 was probably conceived around the 5th of October, 1982. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 15th, 1983 is the 23rd of April, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 15th, 1983.
13,744 days have passed since this date.
1,187,485,200 seconds have passed since the July 15th, 1983.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,385,399,400 times.
Since July 15th, 1983, earth has travelled approximately 612,742,363,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 197,914,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 102,123,727 steps. That's about 45,388 miles!
Since this date, 14,249,822 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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