September 17th, 1983, fell on a Saturday. It was day 260 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.
37 years, 1 months and 13 days have passed since September 17th, 1983.
On This Date
Events that occurred on September 17th, 1983:
Vanessa L. Williams becomes the first African American to be crowned Miss America.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 17th, 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 17th, 1983 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
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 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 Jeffersons", "Trapper John, M.D.", "Cheers" and "The A-Team". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Galaxian", "Pac-Man" and "Missile Command".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Diff'rent Strokes" and "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero". Popular toys include the likes of "Speak & Spell", "Monchhichi / Chicaboo", "Masters of the Universe (figures)" and "Commodore 64".
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 17th, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
37 years, 1 months and 13 days have passed since September 17th, 1983.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 of 1983.
Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on September 17th, 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 432601200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around September 17th, 1983:
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 17th, 1983, will have the star sign Virgo.
Virgo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1983 was the year of the .
Native American Zodiac: September 17th, 1983 falls under the Bear.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
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.
"Alvin and the Chipmunks" - "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show" - "Dungeons & Dragons" - "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)
Masters of the Universe (figures)
Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Big wheel (tricycle)
Intellivision (games console)
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Big Jim (action figure)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of September:
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on September 17th, 1983.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on September 17th, 1983 was probably conceived around the 8th of December, 1982. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 17th, 1983 is the 26th of June, 1984. (Rough Estimate).
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about September 17th, 1983.
13,558 days have passed since this date.
1,171,414,800 seconds have passed since the September 17th, 1983.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,366,650,600 times.
Since September 17th, 1983, earth has travelled approximately 604,450,036,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 195,235,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 100,741,673 steps. That's about 44,774 miles!
Since this date, 14,056,978 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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