August 6, 1983

August 6, 1983, was a Saturday. It was 40 years, 11 months, and 18 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on August 6, 1983?

  • German singer Klaus Nomi dies of complications related to AIDS.

Born on August 6, 1983

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 6, 1983:

  • United States: "Every Breath You Take" by Police
  • United Kingdom: "Wherever I Lay My Hat" by Paul Young

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 6, 1983

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics
  • She Works Hard For The Money - Donna Summer
  • Is There Something I Should Know - Duran Duran
  • Flashdance...What A Feeling - Irene Cara
Play the top songs 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.
Jaws 3-D

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Jaws 3-D" was at the top of the box office on August 6, 1983.


This date was 14,963 days ago. Approximately 499 months have passed. It was the 218th day of 1983, in week 31. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 40 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 166 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to August 6, 1983

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Saturday, August 6, 1983. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1983 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Every Breath You Take" by Police is at the top of the singles charts, while "Wherever I Lay My Hat" by Paul Young is the number-one song in the UK. Ronald Reagan is the President of the United States, and the movie Jaws 3-D is at the top of the box office.

Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are 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 1970s 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 Marvin Gaye, Andy Kaufman, and Truman Capote would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "The Two Ronnies", "Trapper John, M.D.", and "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Asteroids", "Missile Command", and "Donkey Kong".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Happy Days", "Diff'rent Strokes", "Postman Pat", and "Fraggle Rock". Popular toys at the moment include Hungry Hungry Hippos, the Big Wheel (tricycle), Fischer Price cassette player, and the Lego train set.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 6, 1983.

  • National Lampoon's Vacation.

    National Lampoon's Vacation

    The comedy film "National Lampoon's Vacation" was showing in movie theaters at this time.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    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 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 was dominating the home computer market.
  • Leg warmers.

    Leg warmers

    Wearing leg warmers was a popular fad during this period. The trend was popularized by movies such as Fame and Flashdance.
  • VCRs are becoming popular.

    VCRs are becoming popular

    VCRs started to become a popular household item during the first half of the 1980s. However, they were still very costly. 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 1980s 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. The colors during the early 1980s were subdued, quiet, and basic. Varying shades of brown, tan, and orange were in fashion.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • The Atari 2600.

    The Atari 2600

    The Atari 2600 was the dominant video game system.
  • The Walkman.

    The Walkman

    In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more common.
  • Wallpaper.


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

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 6, 1983.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 6, 1983.

  • July 7, 1983: American model Vicki Morgan is murdered.
  • July 9, 1983: British pop duo Wham! release their debut album "Fantastic".
  • July 11, 1983: 119 people are killed after a TAME Boeing 737-200 crashes into a hill while approaching Mariscal Lamar Airport in Cuenca, Ecuador.
  • July 15, 1983: 8 people are killed after an Armenian militant organization bombs a Turkish check-in counter at Orly Airport in Paris, France.
  • July 21, 1983: Diana Ross' benefit concert in Central Park is forced to end due to a massive lightning storm.
  • July 22, 1983: Jaws 3-D (1983) is released in movie theaters.
  • July 25, 1983: American heavy metal band Metallica release their debut album "Kill 'Em All".
  • July 27, 1983: Madonna releases her self-titled debut album "Madonna".
  • July 29, 1983: National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) is released in cinemas.
  • August 3, 1983: American rock musician Jobriath dies from AIDS at the age of 36.
  • August 4, 1983: Soccer: Kerry Dixon joins Chelsea.
  • This date: August 6, 1983
  • August 10, 1983: Hip Hop group Run-D.M.C. release their debut single "It's Like That".
  • August 15, 1983: The film Flashdance (1983) is released.
  • August 18, 1983: Hurricane Alicia hits the coast of Texas, killing 22 people.
  • August 26, 1983: Floods in Spain kill 45 people.
  • August 28, 1983: "I cannot go on any longer": Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin announces that he is resigning.
  • September 1, 1983:
    • 14-year-old Kirsa Jensen goes missing in Napier, New Zealand.
    • Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by Soviet forces. 269 people are killed, including US Congressman Larry McDonald.
  • September 5, 1983: English band Culture Club release the song "Karma Chameleon".
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 6, 1983, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1983 was the year of the .
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 6, 1983 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Early 1980s fashion

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1983

The following TV shows were popular in August 1983:

TV shows from August 1983.

The A-Team
The A-Team
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Family Ties
Family Ties
Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Hill Street Blues
Hill Street Blues
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing

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 August 6, 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
Postman Pat
Postman Pat
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!

Popular toys and games in 1983

Toys and games that were popular 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
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
Intellivision (games console)
Intellivision (games console)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in August 1983.

Mario Bros. 1983
Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong 1981
Donkey Kong
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Pac-Man 1980
Galaxian 1980
Asteroids 1979
Lunar Lander 1979
Lunar Lander
Space Invaders 1978
Space Invaders

Were you born on August 6, 1983?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out August 6, 1989, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

American artist Deceased
Born on August 6, 1928
He turned 55 on this day in 1983.

Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell

Spice Girls
Born on August 6, 1972
She turned 11 on this day in 1983.

JonBenét Ramsey

JonBenét Ramsey

American child beauty queen Deceased
Born on August 6, 1990
She was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Nessa Barrett

Nessa Barrett

Internet personality
Born on August 6, 2002
She was born exactly 19 years after this date.


US President

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


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 6, 1983 was most likely conceived around November 13, 1982.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 6, 1983 is close to April 28, 1984.

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Stats for August 6, 1983


Here are some interesting statistics about August 6, 1983:

  • 14,963 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,137 weeks have passed.
  • 1,292,803,200 seconds have passed since August 6, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,508,270,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 667,086,451,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 215,467,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 111,181,075 steps. That's roughly 49,414 miles.
  • 15,513,638 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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