October 12th, 1983

October 12th, 1983, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 285 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.

36 years, 8 months and 23 days have passed since October 12th, 1983.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 12th, 1983:

  • United States: Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
  • United Kingdom: Karma Chameleon - Culture Club

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Big Chill" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 12th, 1983 and it's a Wednesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. In America, the song Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Karma Chameleon by Culture Club is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Big Chill is at the top of the Box Office. 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 "Columbo.", "Hart to Hart", "Knight Rider" and "Scarecrow and Mrs. King". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Pac-Man", "Missile Command" and "Mario Bros.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", "Diff'rent Strokes", "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" and "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero".

Popular toys include the likes of "Hungry Hungry Hippos", "Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine", "Monchhichi / Chicaboo" and "My Little Pony (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 October 12th, 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.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1983.

    Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov are both named as the Time Person of the Year in 1983.

  • Terms of Endearment

    "Terms of Endearment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 36 years, 8 months and 23 days have passed since October 12th, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 12th, 1983, will be 36 years of age.
  • People born in 1983 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 434761200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 12th, 1983:

  • 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.
  • October 23rd, 1983: 241 US servicemen, 58 French soldiers and 6 Lebanese civilians are killed by suicide attacks in Beirut.
  • October 24th, 1983: The song "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 12th, 1983, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1983 was the year of the .
  • Native American Zodiac: October 12th, 1983 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

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

  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
  • Manimal - Short-lived TV series about a man that could shape-shift into an animal.
  • 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.

1983 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1983.

"The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show" - "Dungeons & Dragons" - "Alvin and the Chipmunks" - "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
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Intellivision (games console)
  • Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Big Jim (action figure)
  • Lite-Brite
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of October:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 12th, 1983.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 12th, 1983 was probably conceived around the 2nd of January, 1983. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 12th, 1983 is the 21st of July, 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 12th, 1983.

  • 13,415 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,159,056,000 seconds have passed since the October 12th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,352,232,000 times.
  • Since October 12th, 1983, earth has travelled approximately 598,072,896,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 193,176,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 99,678,816 steps. That's about 44,302 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,908,672 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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