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December 20th, 1983.

December 20th, 1983, was a Tuesday. It was day 354 of 1983. The decade was the 1980s.

37 years, 4 months and 17 days have passed since December 20th, 1983.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Born on December 20th, 1983.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Jonah Hill: Actor.
  • Lucy Pinder: Model.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 20th, 1983.

  • United States: Say Say Say - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Only You - Flying Pickets
Terms of Endearment

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Terms of Endearment" was at the top of the box office on December 20th, 1983.

Take me back to December 20th, 1983!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 20th, 1983 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Christmas Day of 1983 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.

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.

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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Jeffersons", "The Love Boat", "Knots Landing" and "Only Fools and Horses". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Galaxian", "Missile Command", "Donkey Kong" and "Mario Bros.". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Cockleshell Bay", "The Smurfs", "Dungeons & Dragons" and "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Water Ring Toss, Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine, Rubik's Cube and Intellivision (games console).

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 December 20th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 37 years, 4 months and 17 days have passed since December 20th, 1983.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1983.
  • Leap Year: 1983 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 20th, 1983, will be 37 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1983 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 440726400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 20th, 1983.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 20th, 1983, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1983 was the year of the .
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 20th, 1983 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

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.

  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on December 20th, 1983.

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

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)
  • Fisher-Price Little People (Farm)
  • Monchhichi / Chicaboo
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • 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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 20th of December.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on December 20th, 1983.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 20th, 1983.

Irish Taoiseach.

Garret FitzGerald was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 20th, 1983 was most likely conceived around the 12th of March, 1983.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 20th, 1983 is close to the 28th of September, 1984.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 20th, 1983.

  • A total of 13,653 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,950 weeks have passed.
  • 1,179,615,600 seconds have passed since the December 20th, 1983.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,376,218,200 times.
  • Since December 20th, 1983, the earth has travelled approximately 608,681,649,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 196,602,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 101,446,942 steps. That's about 45,088 miles!
  • Since this date, 14,155,387 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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