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September 15th, 1983.

September 15th, 1983, was a Thursday. It was day 258 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.

38 years and 4 days have passed since September 15th, 1983.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on September 15th, 1983?

  • Reggae deejay "Prince Far I" is shot dead at his home in Kingston, Jamaica.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 15th, 1983.

  • United States: Maniac - Michael Sembello
  • United Kingdom: Red Red Wine - UB40
Play the top hits 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.
Easy Money

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Easy Money" was at the top of the box office on September 15th, 1983.

Take me back to September 15th, 1983!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 15th, 1983 and it's a Thursday. 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.

The earthy smells of fall have started to fill the air. 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 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 Marvin Gaye and Truman Capote would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Happy Days", "The Smurfs", "'Allo 'Allo!" and "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Galaxian", "Missile Command" and "Donkey Kong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Happy Days" and "Cockleshell Bay". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Big Jim (action figure), Rubik's Cube, Big wheel (tricycle) and My Little Pony (figures).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on September 15th, 1983.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 38 years and 4 days have passed since September 15th, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on September 15th, 1983, will be 38 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1983 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 432428400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 15th, 1983.

  • August 18th, 1983: Hurricane Alicia hits the coast of Texas, killing 22 people.
  • August 26th, 1983: Floods in Spain kill 45 people.
  • August 28th, 1983: "I cannot go on any longer": Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin announces that he is resigning.
  • 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 5th, 1983: English band Culture Club release the song "Karma Chameleon".
  • This date: September 15th, 1983
  • September 17th, 1983: Vanessa L. Williams becomes the first African American to be crowned Miss America.
  • September 24th, 1983: Soccer: Peter Beardsley makes his debut for Newcastle United.
  • September 25th, 1983: 38 Provisional IRA prisoners break out of the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland.
  • September 29th, 1983: Billy Joel releases his single "Uptown Girl".
  • 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.
  • October 14th, 1983: UK politics: Conservative MP Cecil Parkinson resigns following revelations that his former secretary is pregnant with his child.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 15th, 1983, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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 .
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 15th, 1983 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Photos of early 1980s fashion.

Photographs of early 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Cagney & Lacey - Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
  • 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.
  • The Dukes of Hazzard - American television series.
  • Dallas - Soap opera.
  • The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
  • Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
  • The Jeffersons - TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
  • Happy Days - TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Last of the Summer Wine - British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

Kid's TV shows on September 15th, 1983.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1983.

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

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

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 check out September 15th, 1989 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on September 15th.

Marco Polo

Merchant traveller. Deceased
Born on September 15th, 1254
He was not alive on this date.

Tom Hardy

Actor.
Born on September 15th, 1977
He turned 6 on this day in 1983.

Prince Harry

English prince.
Born on September 15th, 1984
He was born exactly one year after this date.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on September 15th, 1983.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 15th, 1983.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 15th, 1983 was most likely conceived around the 6th of December, 1982.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 15th, 1983 is close to the 24th of June, 1984.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 15th, 1983.

  • A total of 13,884 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,983 weeks have passed.
  • 1,199,577,600 seconds have passed since the September 15th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,399,507,200 times.
  • Since September 15th, 1983, the earth has travelled approximately 618,982,041,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 199,929,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 103,163,674 steps. That's about 45,851 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,394,931 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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