October 14th, 1983, was a Friday. It was day 287 of 1983. The decade was the Eighties.
39 years, 5 months and 15 days have passed since October 14th, 1983.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
What happened on October 14th, 1983?
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 14th, 1983.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "The Big Chill" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane!
The date is October 14th, 1983, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. 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. 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 "Three's Company", "Magnum, P.I.", "Cheers" and "Scarecrow and Mrs. King". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Space Invaders", "Lunar Lander", "Missile Command" and "Donkey Kong". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Schoolhouse Rock!", "Cockleshell Bay", "The Littles" and "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show".
Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Lite-Brite, Dungeons & Dragons, Intellivision (games console) and Strawberry Shortcake dolls.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on October 14th, 1983.
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 best NBA players in 1983 were Moses Malone, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Sidney Moncrief and Julius Erving.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1983.
Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov were both named as the Time Person of the Year in 1983.
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police went on to win a Grammy for 1983's Song of the Year.
The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.
At this time, wearing leg warmers was a popular fad. The trend was popularized by movies such as Fame and Flashdance.
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.
Between September, 1980 and August, 1988, an armed conflict was being fought between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Republic.
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.
During this period, the Atari 2600 was the dominant game system.
In the late 1970s and 1980s, portable cassette players such as the "Sony Walkman" were becoming more and more common.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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Television shows that people were watching in October, 1983.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
Short-lived TV series about a man that could shape-shift into an animal.
Action TV series with characters such as "Mr. T" and John "Hannibal" Smith.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Starring David Hasselhoff.
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.
Cagney & Lacey
Police drama starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
Trapper John, M.D.
Hart to Hart
TV show about a couple who moonlight as detectives.
The Facts of Life
Sitcom about a girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York. Starring Charlotte Rae as housemother Edna Garrett.
The Dukes of Hazzard
American television series.
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.
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.
The Two Ronnies
British comedy sketch show starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
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).
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day 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
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
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)
Fischer Price cassette player
Monchhichi / Chicaboo
Strawberry Shortcake dolls
Big wheel (tricycle)
Intellivision (games console)
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Water Ring Toss
Dungeons & Dragons
Big Jim (action figure)
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in October of 1983.
Arcade game developed by Nintendo.
Arcade game released by Nintendo.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Maze arcade game.
Fixed shooter arcade game.
Space-themed shooter arcade game.
In which the player controls a lunar landing module.
Shooter arcade game.
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 October 14th, 1989, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 14th.
Irish revolutionary leader. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1882
He was not alive on this date.
US President. Deceased
Born on October 14th, 1890
He was not alive on this date.
Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on October 14th, 1983.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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