December 17th, 1983, fell on a Saturday. It was day 351 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.
36 years, 9 months and 4 days have passed since December 17th, 1983.
Events that occurred on December 17th, 1983:
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 17th, 1983:
What movie was on top of the box office?
The date is December 17th, 1983 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. The Christmas season of 1983 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.
In America, the song Say Say Say by Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Only You by Flying Pickets is the number one hit song. Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Terms of Endearment 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 "Happy Days", "Magnum, P.I.", "'Allo 'Allo!" and "The A-Team". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Lunar Lander", "Asteroids", "Galaxian" and "Donkey Kong".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "The Smurfs", "Fraggle Rock" and "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Hungry Hungry Hippos", "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Intellivision (games console)" and "Big wheel (tricycle)".
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 December 17th, 1983.
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.
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.
Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov are both named as the Time Person of the Year in 1983.
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.
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police would go on to win a Grammy for 1983's Song of the Year.
"Terms of Endearment" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1983.
Basic facts and information about this date:
Notable events that occurred around December 17th, 1983:
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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"
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1983:
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of December:
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Interesting facts about conception dates.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 17th, 1983.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to December 17th, 1983. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
Here are some fun statistics about December 17th, 1983.
A list of random dates that you might be interested in: