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September 14th, 1983

September 14th, 1983, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 257 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.

37 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since September 14th, 1983.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Amy Winehouse: Singer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 14th, 1983:

  • United States: Maniac - Michael Sembello
  • United Kingdom: Red Red Wine - UB40

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Easy Money" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is September 14th, 1983 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves.

In America, the song Maniac by Michael Sembello is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Red Red Wine by UB40 is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Easy Money is at the top of the Box Office.

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 Love Boat", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Trapper John, M.D." and "The A-Team".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Galaxian", "Missile Command" and "Donkey Kong". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Inspector Gadget" and "Fraggle Rock". Popular toys include the likes of "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine", "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Monchhichi / Chicaboo" and "Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)".


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 September 14th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 37 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since September 14th, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 14th, 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 432342000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around September 14th, 1983:

  • August 15th, 1983: The film Flashdance (1983) is released.
  • August 18th, 1983: Hurricane Alicia hits the coast of Texas, killing 22 people.
  • August 26th, 1983: Floods in Spain kill 45 people.
  • September 1st, 1983: 14-year-old Kirsa Jensen goes missing in Napier, New Zealand.
  • September 1st, 1983: Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by Soviet forces. 269 people are killed, including US Congressman Larry McDonald.
  • September 3rd, 1983: The single "Karma Chameleon" is released by English band Culture Club.
  • September 15th, 1983: Reggae deejay "Prince Far I" is shot dead at his home in Kingston, Jamaica.
  • September 17th, 1983: Vanessa L. Williams becomes the first African American to be crowned Miss America.
  • September 25th, 1983: 38 Provisional IRA prisoners break out of the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland.
  • October 9th, 1983: North Korea attempts to assassinate South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan.
  • October 11th, 1983: The album "Can't Slow Down" is released by Lionel Richie.
  • October 14th, 1983: Jamaican reggae singer Hugh Mundell is shot to death while sitting in his car in Kingston, Jamaica.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 14th, 1983, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1983 was the year of the .
  • Native American Zodiac: September 14th, 1983 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.

Television Shows

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

  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Animated series.
  • 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.
  • 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.

"G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" - "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" - "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
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Intellivision (games console)
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 14th of September:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on September 14th, 1983.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on September 14th, 1983 was probably conceived around the 5th of December, 1982. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 14th, 1983 is the 23rd of June, 1984. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Mario Bros. - Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
  • 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about September 14th, 1983.

  • 13,551 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,170,806,400 seconds have passed since the September 14th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,365,940,800 times.
  • Since September 14th, 1983, earth has travelled approximately 604,136,102,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 195,134,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 100,689,350 steps. That's about 44,751 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,049,677 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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